Sunday, 7 September 2014

Jerusalem teen shot by Israeli soldier a week ago dies of wounds


JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem who was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier with a rubber-coated steel bullet a week ago succumbed to his wounds Sunday morning, his father said.

Abd al-Majid Sunuqrut told Ma'an that his son Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, "died as a martyr this morning and his body is expected to be taken to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute for an autopsy to be undertaken by a Palestinian doctor and a lawyer."

Muhammad was shot on Monday by Israeli forces in the head as he was talking on the phone in Wadi al-Joz in what his father at the time told Ma'an was an "unprovoked attack."

The youth suffered a fractured skull as a result of the attack and at the time underwent surgery at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem in order to stop bleeding and remove fragments caused by the impact of the bullet. more

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