Gaza Teen Seriously Injured By Occupation Ordnance

Occupied: Headlines From Palestine

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian teenager in Gaza was injured on Friday after Israeli ordnance exploded near Rafah, a health ministry official said.

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of the Ministry of Health, told Ma’an that the unidentified 14-year-old had surgery to amputate the fingers on his right hand following the explosion.

He is now in a stable condition at hospital.

In October, Muhammad Sami Abu Jrad, four, was killed after touching an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the summer military offensive.

A month earlier, three Palestinians were killed and two were injured when an unexploded Israeli bomb blew up in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of eastern Gaza City.

Although police teams have deactivated several tons of Israeli ordnance, bombs and explosive devices still litter the Gaza Strip, a reminder of the 50-day Israeli offensive that left more than 2,150 dead, 11,200 injured, and more than 110,000 homeless.

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