Mohammed Abu Ghanam was rushed into al-Makassed hospital, in East Jerusalem, with a bullet in a major blood vessel close to his heart…
The 19-year-old was nearly dead, and his medical team was making a last ditch effort to save him by performing cardiac massage.
They had to get him into surgery fast, but in the corridor of the hospital they were stopped by a force of Israeli police, and the doctor in charge was beaten, according to two nurses who were present at the time.
Each minute counts in those situations where someone’s life is at risk
“Each minute counts in those situations where someone’s life is at risk,” one of the nurses told Middle East Eye.
“They stopped us for perhaps five minutes in the hall and beat one of the doctors who was attempting to resuscitate the patient.”
Ghanam, who had been shot by the Israeli police during clashes in At Tur, on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, died of his injuries soon after.”
FEATURED PHOTO: Funeral procession of Mohammed Abu Ghanam(19) on Friday.