Palestinian child Muhammad Al-Najjar (12) is living a severe psychological shock after losing his right eye by an Israeli sniper’s bullet, during his participation in the Great Return March protests, on 11 January.
â€ŹWhen Muhammad learned about his eye, he locked himself up in his room and stopped going to school. He also hasn’t played with his friends in his neighborhood, since then.
Since the Great March of Return protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed more thanÂ 250Â Palestinians and wounded more than 25.000, including children, women, and elders, according to the Ministry of Health.
~Days of Palestine
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.