Youth Recounts Details of Attack by Masked Men Who Wanted to Use Him for Instigation
Hazem Marwan al-Fadli from the area of al-Hajar al-Aswad recounted on Wednesday the details of the attack that nearly cost him his life at the hand of armed masked men who attempted to kill him and use the incident for instigation.
al-Fadli said that he was approached by three masked men while he was out to buy dinner for his family on Sunday at 11 PM at al-Hajar al-Aswad area, saying that one of the men asked him to participate in a protest but he declined and walked in another direction.
He said that the masked men opened fire on him after he walked around 200 meters, with a bullet perpetrating his right hand and piercing his torso. He fell to the ground and didn’t know who took him to the hospital.
In turn, al-Fadli’s mother, Muna Fares, said that someone called her from unknown number called her at around 11:30 and told her that her son was dead and that his body is at al-Huda Hospiral, and later another man called and said that her son was alive at al-Mujtahed Hospital where she found him later.
She pointed out that they were told that the masked men who attacked her son photographed him while he was lying injured as a martyr, and that she later saw the news of her son’s death on al-Jazeera for two days, affirming that her son is still alive.
In turn, Dr. Assem Abdullah who supervised the youth’s treatment said that arrived at the ER last Sunday suffering from a gunshot injury and that he was in a bad shape, with injuries to his colon and lower back vertebrae, and that he was bleeding due to injuries to the right arm’s arteries.