Man hit in face by tear gas can­is­ter al­lowed to leave Gaza for treat­ment

The Expositor (Brantford) - - WORLD NEWS -

KHAN YUNIS, Pales­tinian Ter­ri­tory — A Pales­tinian man whose face was se­verely dam­aged by an Is­raeli tear gas can­is­ter that lodged in his mouth dur­ing a bor­der protest last week has been al­lowed to leave Gaza for treat­ment at a Jerusalem hospi­tal. Haitham Abu Sabla, 24, spent three days on life sup­port af­ter be­ing wounded dur­ing the protest along Gaza’s bor­der with Is­rael last Fri­day. The can­is­ter pierced his cheek and got stuck in his mouth. As­so­ci­ated Press pho­tos showed Abu Sabla run­ning, wob­bling and fall­ing on the ground with the acrid white smoke spew­ing from his mouth and nose. Dr. Hus­sam al- Ma­jayda, the sur­geon who op­er­ated on Abu Sabla, says it took 45 min­utes to re­move the can­is­ter. Abu Sabla’s jaw and face suf­fered mul­ti­ple frac­tures, and his teeth were badly dam­aged.

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