Days of Palestine

Palestinian Child Loses his Right Eye with Fire of Israeli Sniper


The Israeli occupation shot a Palestinian child in the eye resulting in its loss on Saturday, August 13th,  in spite of doctors’  efforts.

The child Ziyad Muhammad Abu Ayyash (15 years), from the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, lost his right eye completely after being shot by an Israeli sniper last Tuesday.

The child Abu Ayyash underwent surgery, on Saturday, in a hospital in the Jordanian capital, Amman, but the doctors’ attempts were unsuccessful after the bullet led to a laceration in the retina.

Abu Ayyash was hit by rubber-coated metal bullets fired by the Israeli occupation forces stationed in the military tower at the entrance to his town of Beit Ummar, towards the citizens who went out in a demonstration condemning the crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people.

The father of the child said in a moving post: “Attempts to save the Ziyad’s eyes were unsuccessful, and I ask God to grant him health and wellness and to preserve his left eye…”

This adds one page to the book of the deliberate Israeli crimes against the Palestinian population in general and the children in particular, Who have been targeted, shot at, persecuted, and arrested continuously by the Israeli occupation forces.

Even worse their houses and now schools are in danger of demolition causing them to have more deficultly in getting their much-needed education and subjecting them to further displacement.