Zionist regime’s forces martyr one Palestinian, injure 100s more in Gaza anti-occupation rally
At least one Palestinian minor has lost his life and hundreds more sustained injuries when Zionist regime’s military forces opened fire at a group of protesters participating in an anti-occupation rallies along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and Israeli-occupied territories.
According to Press TV, the Gaza Ministry of Health said in a statement that 17-year-old Bilal Mustafa Khafaja was fatally shot by a sniper during “The Great March of Return” protests east of the city of Rafah, located 30 kilometers south of Gaza City, on Friday evening. His body was taken to the Martyr Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital morgue.
The statement added that another 210 protesters were also injured. Forty-five people were struck with live bullets. A total of 70 demonstrators were admitted to hospitals and medical centers across Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment.
Earlier in the day, two Palestinians were moderately injured after Zionist regime’s warplanes launched a missile attack on a group of young men in the northeastern part of the Gaza Strip.
The Gaza Ministry of Health stated that the pair were injured in the town of Beit Hanoun, and were immediately transferred to hospital.
Zionist regime’s media outlets claimed that the Palestinians were seeking to launch incendiary kites and balloons into the southern edge of Occupied Lands.
Additionally, a Palestinian teenager, who was critically wounded by Israeli army gunfire during an anti-occupation protest along the border between the Gaza Strip and Occupied Territories, has succumbed to his injuries.
Palestinian medical sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said 19-year-old Amjad Fayez Hamduna martyred of his injuries early on Friday morning.
He had been shot and wounded during a rally east of Jabalia city, located 4 kilometers north of Gaza City, on July 14.
Nearly 175 Palestinians have been martyred by Israeli forces ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30. A total of 19,139 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.