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Palestinian teen shot by Israeli soldier: ‘My leg is gone’

More than half of 15,000 total injuries in Gaza demos since March 30 are from explosive bullets, leading to amputation.

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Abdullah al-Anqar was shot at with an explosive bullet by Israeli soldier last month, resulting in the amputation of his left leg [Hosam Salem/Al Jazeera]

More than one month later, sadness and anger still grip Rania al-Anqar’s heart every time she thinks about her son Abdullah, whose leg was amputated after he was shot by an Israeli soldier.

The 13-year-old had made his way to an area east of Gaza City, near the Israeli fence and close to his home in the al-Shujayea neighbourhood, on a quiet Thursday morning in early May.

“I took my slingshot with me,” Abdullah, a skinny boy of 13, told Al Jazeera. “A few people were in the area, and everything was calm.”

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