Severely-injured Gazan rushed to Amman hospital

A Royal Medical Services ambulance equipped with a specialized cadre Friday transferred a Palestinian wounded youngster from the Gaza Strip to Amman’s King Hussein Medical Center, following directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II.

Haitham Abu Sablah was struck by a gas grenade which penetrated his face and his pictures went viral on social media platforms with fumes pouring out of his mouth.

In Gaza hospitals, Abu Sablah turned out to have suffered fractures to his jaw and the left side of his face and lost a number of his teeth, eventually even the ability to speak.

The young man was in need for a team of specialists to continue treatment, prompting his family and a number of social media activists to launch an appeal for King Abdullah and Jordanian citizens by circulating videos about his condition and the need for transferring him to the Kingdom.

Chief alternate at the King Hussein Medical Center Brig. Yaser al-Ghoul said Abu Sablah sustained fragmentation to his jawbone and the left side of his face, in addition to damage to the motoneuron and the sensational nerve in the face.

“Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are following up on Abu Sablah’s condition to continue his treatment”, al-Ghoul pointed out.

Abu Sablah’s mother thanked King Abdullah for the gesture and hailed the role of the Jordan Armed Forces and the Royal Medical Services which serve in Gaza since 2009.

Source: Jordan News Agency