Portuguese / Spanish / English

Israeli occupation shoots paralysed Palestinian during detention raid

Israeli occupation forces have shot and wounded a Palestinian man as they arrested him from his home during a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club has revealed.

Motaz Abeedo, 32, a disabled former prisoner from Hebron who suffers from incontinence and cannot walk, was shot by an Israeli soldier when members of a military unit broke into his house. The soldiers claim that he tried to snatch a soldier's gun.

The statement from the Prisoner's Club said that Abeed was already injured and was in a critical condition when he was shot and so was unable to do what the Israeli occupation claims. "He is disabled and can hardly walk," the statement said.

According to the statement, Abeedo suffered a serious injury after which he was shot. He was then rushed to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

In October 2011, Abeedo was arrested at his uncle's shop in Hebron. During the arrest, he was shot from a distance of five-metre with an exploding bullet and sustained critical injuries. Some of his internal organs were completely damaged and he suffered paralysis in his left leg.

Previous to today's arrest, Abeedo has been detained on four other occasions and has spent a total of five years in Israeli jails.

Middle EastNews
Show Comments
Writing Palestine - Celebrating the tenth year of the Palestine Book Awards - Buy your copy of the book now
Show Comments