A man shows an image of what he says is a rubber bullet in Mohammad’s skull. AFP / ABBAS MOMANI
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Israel Tuesday denied its forces shot a Palestinian teenager and said he suffered a severe head injury when he fell off his bicycle, sparking outrage from activists and his family. Mohammad Tamimi, 15, confirmed to AFP that after being arrested from his home in the middle of the night he had told Israeli interrogators the cause of his misshapen skull was falling off his bike, not being shot.A cousin of prominent jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, he says he was shot in the head with a rubber bullet during a protest in the occupied West Bank in December, leaving part of his skull missing.Tuesday, an Israeli Defense Ministry unit that oversees affairs in the Palestinian territories said Mohammad had confessed the injury was the result of falling off a bike.Mohammad confirmed that was what he had told investigators but said it was clear to everyone he was lying.
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