Israeli military forces have shot and blinded a Palestinian woman in al-Quds ('Jerusalem') amid ongoing tensions between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Israeli forces raided al-Issawiya neighborhood late last night, and opened fire indiscriminately. A 52-year-old woman, identified as Fatima Mahmoud Obeid, was struck in the left eye with a rubber-coated steel bullet, Muhammad Abu al-Hummus, a local official, said on Sunday.
Fatima's husband, Rajab, said his wife had been sitting with their daughter and son-in-law on their balcony, when he heard her screaming shrilly.
The injured woman was taken to Hadassah Medical Center in al-Quds, where doctors said Fatima had lost sight in her left eye, and would require a surgery for fractures in her skull caused by the gunshot.