The medics at Hadassa hospital on Wednesday officially told Issa Muti’s family that his leg will be amputated, after shot by Israeli soldiers.
The 13 year-old was shot in the leg and directly arrested on 19 September, at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, allegedly for hurling stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes.
Issa is confined in the hospital, his hands cuffed to the bed, with heavy police presence outside his hospital room.
Lawyer for the Palestinian prisoners’ committee, Tareq Barghouth said that the Ofer military court decided to release Issa on 29 September with a 7000 NIS fine (about $1700). However, the decision was suspended, in complete disregard for his health.
The child earlier had an artery cultivation surgery in his right foot which failed. Medics say that the bones have been penetrated and smashed by the bullet.
Barghouth said that Israeli occupation holds responsibility for Al-Mu’ti’s condition, as murder and opening fire on children is an authorized Israeli policy against children hurling stones.
Legally speaking, Barghouth added that the Israeli occupation government’s authorization for immediately opening fire on children throwing stones is considered a willful field execution.