Palestinian medical sources in Hebron reported on Thursday that a
15-year old Palestinian child was seriously injured north of Hebron,
after an explosive device left by the army apparently during training,
detonated near him as he was herding sheep his family owns.

Eyewitnesses reported that the child, Abdul-Rahim Haim Al Mtawwar, 15, was seriously injured near Asfar illegal settlement, installed on Palestinian lands that belong to residents of Sa'ir and Al Shiokh villages, near Hebron.

The child was transferred to Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. He needs several surgeries and is currently in a critical condition, the Palestine Information Center reported.

Relatives of the child said that their eighth-grader was herding the sheep near the village, in an area that is not far away from an Israeli military camp and Asfar settlement in the area.

Soldiers use several areas around the camps as training fields, disregarding the fact that the lands are grazing grounds the resident use to herd their cattle.

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