Palestinian teen footballer loses leg after being shot by Israel sniper

A Palestinian teenager will "never fulfil his dream of becoming a famous football player" after being shot in the leg by an Israeli sniper during protests in the occupied Gaza Strip. Seventeen-year-old Attallah Fayoumi suffered devastating injuries on 13 April and his leg subsequently had to be amputated, reported Xinhua. "When I was shot, I didn't know that after three days my leg would be amputated," Attallah said. Xinhua said that the teen "is still admitted" at the orthopaedic department of Gaza's Shifa Hospital. The boy's father, Jamil Fayoumi, told Xinhua that his son's treatment "was delayed whe he needed an urgent surgery for the wound, as the Israeli side refused to provide him a permission to leave Gaza for … Continue reading Palestinian teen footballer loses leg after being shot by Israel sniper