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The Foreigner ‘The phantom pains are worst’, says Utøya youth. One of Anders Behring Breivik’s Utøya victims speaks about the attack that left him crippled for life. The gunman shot 21-year-old Mohamad Hady Hamed three times. He lost one arm and a leg due to his injuries. He is now in a wheelchair. Mr Hamed told NTB how he had hid with several others when Breivik found them and started shooting.

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‘The phantom pains are worst’, says Utøya youth

Published on Wednesday, 4th January, 2012 at 10:00 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

One of Anders Behring Breivik’s Utøya victims speaks about the attack that left him crippled for life.



The gunman shot 21-year-old Mohamad Hady Hamed three times. He lost one arm and a leg due to his injuries. He is now in a wheelchair.

Mr Hamed told NTB how he had hid with several others when Breivik found them and started shooting.

“A few moments passed. Then he came back. He must have known I was alive because he kicked me. Then he shot me again in the stomach with his pistol. I was sure I was going to die.”

The victim spent two months in a coma. He woke to find two of his limbs had been amputated.Five months later, Mr Hamed still has to learn to walk again with the aid of prosthetics. He faces many more months of recovery.

“The worst are the phantom pains. I get excruciating pain in places that are no longer part of my body,” he said.

His brother, Ahmed, was also on the island during the attacks but was not injured during the shooting.

“I thought I would never engage in politics again after 22nd July, but now feel the opposite way a few months since. We will continue as before. Anders Behring Breivik shall not succeed in his attempts,” concluded Ahmed.



Published on Wednesday, 4th January, 2012 at 10:00 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivik, utoeyashootings, utoeyavictims.





  
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