Injured Palestinian shot in leg at Gaza protests uses his crutch as a flute
The musician was left with a shattered leg and a broken 'nai' after the incident
Eyad Al Khalout remembers growing up in Gaza fondly. He dreamed of becoming a famous musician and would often play for his friends and family in one of the community's gatherings.
But all this changed when he was shot in the leg during a March of Return protest in Gaza. This left him with not only a fractured leg but also without his flute, or nai.
Eyad was moved to a hospital in Amman for specialist treatment, where he underwent reconstructive surgery on his right leg.
While his leg was healing, Eyad couldn't bear to be without his nai - so he turned one of his crutches into an instrument he could play it like a flute.
The musician is now waiting for his permit to go back to Gaza, from where he hopes to win an music contest one day.
Updated: May 14, 2019 01:12 PM