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Israel refuses Gaza teenager entry to Jerusalem for treatment after being shot by Israeli forces

Khalid Ghamri was shot by Israel when protesting in solidarity with Palestinian huger strikers [AFP]

Date of publication: 25 June, 2017

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The 17-year-old was shot in the stomach by Israeli forces in May, during clashes that erupted in east of al-Bureij refugee camp.

Israeli authorities have refused to allow a Palestinian teenager entry into Jerusalem after he was shot by Israeli forces on the border of Gaza.

Israeli forces shot 17-year-old Khalid Ghamri in the stomach on the afternoon of May 23 during clashes that erupted in east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the “buffer zone” of the central Gaza Strip.

Dozens of besieged Palestinian youth clashed with Israeli forces, in widespread solidarity protests supporting the mass Palestinian prisoner strikers when Israeli forces opened fire at the youth.

According to a report by the Palestinian Defence for Children International, Ghamri had also suffered a fractured arm, fell into a coma and caused damage to multiple organs.

When Ghamri was hospitalised, the medic overseeing him had recommended that Ghamri’s family apply for an urgent exit permit and an escort to travel through the Israeli-controlled Erez border crossing to enter Jerusalem where he can be treated under specialist care.

The application was rejected and he is still being treated in Gaza, where resources for healthcare are depleting rapidly due to a 10 year siege and a Ramallah and Tel Aviv induced power-cut.

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