Autopsy Results Show Slain Palestinian Young Man Shot Three Times


According to the initial results of the autopsy performed, on Wednesday, on the slain Palestinian young man Mohammad Shaham, 21, was shot three times by Israeli forces, on August 15, 2022, local sources reported.

Mohammad Shahm – Quds Press

The family’s lawyer, Midhat Dibeh, announced, on Thursday, that the autopsy revealed that Israeli soldiers shot Shaham in the head, chest and abdomen with live ammunition while he was in his home in Kafr Aqab neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem.

Dibeh added that the autopsy, performed at the Abu Kabir Institute in Jaffa, with the presence of the family appointed pathologist, Ashraf al-Qadi, uncovered that the slain young man was shot with three live rounds.

The bullet that struck Shaham in the head, penetrated the skull and lacerated the brain.

The bullet that struck him in the chest, penetrated the heart, kidney and spleen, leading to an excessive loss of blood.

A third round was found to have entered the abdomen. The cause of death was determined to be the gunshot wound to the heart, excessive bleeding, and a laceration to the brain.

The occupation army continues to withhold the body of the slain young man.

The family’s lawyer is expecting a decision by the occupation authorities with regards to releasing the body to the family, which he added if the occupation does not hand over the body, he will go to the Israeli Supreme Court to demand the family be given custody of their deceased, in order to give him a proper burial.

Background

On August 15, 2022, an Israeli special unit invaded, before dawn, the home of Mohammad Shaham, 21, in the Kafr Aqab neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, while he and his family were asleep.

Soldiers detonated the door, and immediately opened fire according to eyewitness accounts, when Mohammad approached the door, it was reported that a soldier shot him in the head at point blank range, and fired at least 3 more shots.

Soldiers detained the family for at least 40. minutes, denied them access to the severely injured young man, and denied any medical intervention to him, despite the excessive bleeding.

Later the soldiers detained the severely injured man, who was likely deceased at the time, and later announced his death to the family.

Detaining the body of the martyr – [Palestine TV/Facebook]

Sources: WAFA

Photo: WAFA


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