The boy wondered why the Israeli soldiers shot him with a live bullet while he was only half a meter away from them
Israeli occupation shot, wounded, arrested and tortured Palestinian boy because of throwing a stone at an armoured Israeli military vehicle.
The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs (PCPA) said in a report issued on Monday that the boy was shot by the Israeli occupation forces with a live bullet at a point-blank range.
According to the PCPA lawyer Luay Akka, the 17-year-old Momin Hamayel and 16-year-old Abdul-Fattah Mubarak are both held inside the Israeli Ofer prison.
On the night of August 7, Israeli soldiers kidnaped the two near the village of Silwad in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah after opening fire at them and wounding Mubarak.
“Mubarak was throwing rocks in the air when the Israeli soldiers shot at him and injured him in his left thigh,” Akka said. “The bullet penetrated his thigh, passing straight out from the other side, leaving behind shrapnel from the bullet and damaging his bones.”
Akka added that Mubarak has repeatedly expressed confusion and disbelief as to why the Israeli forces shot him with live fire, as he said he was standing more than half a meter away from the soldiers, and it was clear that the small rocks in his possession did not endanger the soldiers’ lives.
After he was injured, Mubarak was taken to the Israeli Hadassah hospital, where he was held for three days and handcuffed at all times, even when he went to the toilet.
Then, he was taken to prison where he has been tortured and facing maltreatment and medical negligence.