Palestinian teen recalls Israeli police shooting

16-year-old Jana Kiswani doesn’t know if she’ll walk comfortably ever again.

Scarred by the recent violence in her East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah - the teen bears testimony to the tensions and violence surrounding an Israeli court-ordered eviction of eight Palestinian families from homes claimed by Jewish settlers.

Her family says this is the moment an Israeli police officer shot her in the back with a sponge-tipped bullet.

Clashes were under way in the neighborhood on May 18 when the teen was shot entering her home.

She said she was obeying police orders to go inside when the police officer fired.

This is the shot from another angle – filmed by Kiswani.

As her family rush to help her a stun grenade explodes.

"If it's not safe in my own home, where is it safe? The shot I got in my back made me scream. I was shocked and scared - I never thought that I would be wounded. I walked into my home calm feeling that I will not be shot. I didn't do anything. I didn't pick up a rock, or even say a word to him or argue with him or anything, he had no right to shoot me."

Her spine fractured, the long-term effect of her injuries is still unclear.

An Israeli police spokesperson did not comment directly on the incident, but said some events that day were under investigation.

Israel's Kan public broadcaster said the police officer who fired at her was suspended.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting