• Four Palestinians martyred in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza

At least four Palestinians have been martyred and more than four dozen others sustained injuries during clashes with Israeli regime soldiers as anti-occupation protests along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied territories continue unabated.

The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that 25-year-old Nabil Abu Aqel was critically injured in his head east of Jabalia, located 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Gaza City, before Friday noon.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his grave gunshot wounds.

Shortly afterward, another Palestinian man, identified as 24-year-old Ahmed Rashad al-Athamna, was fatally shot.

Fifteen-year-old Muhammed Ibrahim Ayyub and Sa'ad Abuteh, 29, were also shot and martyred during the clashes.

Qidra further noted that 40 Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli gunfire and suffered tear gas inhalation as well.

Protests along the Gaza border since March 30 have led to clashes with Israeli forces in which at least 34 Palestinians have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries.

The Palestinian rally, dubbed the "Great March of Return," will last until May 15, which coincides with the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe) on which Israel was created.  

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Apr 20, 2018 19:09 UTC
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