21st July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team | Iraq Bureen, Occupied Palestine
On Thursday, July 17, 19 year old Mohamad Yousef Kadan was shot by an Israeli soldier in Iraq Bureen, near Nablus in the northern half of the West Bank, during an army invasion into the village.
Mohamad was playing football with his friends in Nablus. As he and a friend were returning home for work in Iraq Bureen, the youths were approached by an Israeli soldier. “He was screaming in Hebrew and shooting live ammunition into the air” said Mohamad.
The boys fled back to the village, where they were confronted by seven soldiers. Without warning, the soldiers shot at the boys from a ten-meter distance, hitting Mohamad in the groin, the bullet exiting his body through his buttocks.
The soldiers then proceeded to arrest him, when people from the village approached the scene. The soldiers pulled back, and Mohamad was brought to the hospital. Though his injuries were described as severe, Mohamad is preoccupied with the risk of arrest. “In many cases, when people come home from the hospital, they are arrested at home.”