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The Nation

A Palestinian teen-ager with severe intestinal problems stemming from an abdominal wound he sustained in the Israeli-occupied West Bank arrived in Boston, where he will receive treatment, officials said. Mohammed Abu Aker, 17, arrived at Logan International Airport and was admitted to the New England Deaconess Hospital, where his condition will be evaluated, a hospital spokeswoman said. The evaluation will probably take two or three days, said spokeswoman Chris Hickey. The youth suffered severe intestinal damage Aug. 6 when he was shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers at the Dheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, officials said.


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