Gaza Strip – Nisma Abdelqader still can’t believe her 18-year-old son is dead.
Israeli soldiers shot Bilal al-Ashram, who was completing his last year of high school, in the head while he was participating in protests in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
“He was my support system,” she said. Bilal was the eldest of her eight children and held the family together in the absence of her husband, who has been working in Jordan for the past six years.
Nisma said she tried to stop Bilal from participating in the mass protests on Gaza’s eastern border along the highly militarised fence with Israel.
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