Shrapnel still in body of Palestinian captive after 20 years of detention
|Wednesday, March 31,2010 14:04|
The family of Palestinian captive Iyad Abu Khaizaran from Tobas in the West Bank said that their son was suffering from shrapnel that still existed in his body almost 20 years after his detention.
They said in a message published by the prisoners' center for studies on Tuesday that Abu Khaizara was hit with 11 bullets in his hands and feet during an attack on Israeli soldiers in 1991.
The detainee underwent several surgeries to extract the resulting shrapnel from his body but some of them remained until the present day, the message went on.
The family appealed for an end to the suffering of their son, who is currently held in Hadarim jail.
Ra'fat Hamdona, the head of the center, said that the Israeli occupation forces demolished the home of Abu Khaizaran in 1992 and he was sentenced to life plus 25 years in jail. He noted that Abu Khaizaran had been held in solitary confinement for long periods.