8-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli officer loses left eye

A Palestinian boy who was shot in the face by an Israeli police officer has lost his left eye.

Eight-year-old Malik Issa was on his way home along with his three sisters after school in the neighbourhood of Issawiya, in occupied East Jerusalem, when he was shot in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet fired by an Israeli occupation officer last week.

His father told Safa News Agency that after he was transferred to hospital, the doctors realised that he was suffering from bleeding in the brain, sustained fractures to his skull, and extensive damage to his left eye.

Despite doctors’ attempt to save his eye, they could not and had to operate on it in order to stop it affecting his right eye, he explained.

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