Teen gets facial reconstruction surgery after soldiers shot him in the face

A Palestinian teenager who was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers has undergone facial reconstruction surgery in South Africa.

Fifteen-year-old Mohamad Tamimi is at a Durban hospital recovering from surgery, after making a desperate plea for help on social media.

We noticed a Facebook post that he made an appeal and asked for help. He had undergone life-saving surgery but his deterioration was quite significant.

Nadia Meer, NGO Shamsaan

He had double vision and almost no sight on one eye.

Nadia Meer, NGO Shamsaan

They now managed to restore his eyesight. Immediately after the surgery, he was able to see again.

Nadia Meer, NGO Shamsaan

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