• Gazan teen dies of Israeli gunfire wounds sustained in anti-occupation protests

A Palestinian teenage boy been martyred less than a day after being shot by Israeli regime military forces during clashes between Israeli troopers and a group of Palestinian protesters participating in an anti-occupation rally along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied territories.

Palestinian medical sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said 16-year-old Ahmad Misbah Abu Toyour died on Saturday morning at the European Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers south of Gaza City.

Another Palestinian teenager, Bilal Mustafa Khafaja, 17, was also fatally shot in the chest by an Israeli army sniper east of the border town of Rafah, located 30 kilometers south of Gaza City, during the Friday rallies. 

Some 400 demonstrators sustained injuries as well.

Khafaja was laid to rest during a funeral attended by his relatives and hundreds of Palestinians in Rafah on Saturday.

The Gaza Ministry of Health said in a statement that a total of 147 people had been admitted to hospitals and medical centers across Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment. One hundred protesters were struck with live bullets.

There were also 35 children among the injured, of whom 12 had suffered gunshot wounds.

The ministry also said that three paramedics and three journalists were also injured in the anti-occupation protest rallies.



Sep 08, 2018 15:59 UTC