Dec 12, 2018 13:17 UTC
  • Palestinian kid martyred by Zionist forces in Gaza

A Palestinian child has been martyred four days after being shot by Israeli 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.

Ashraf al-Qidra, the spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry, said in a statement that Ahmed Yasser Sabri Abu Abed, aged four years and eight months, died late on Tuesday.

He had been critically injured in the head near his eye during Friday rallies east of the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers south of Gaza City. His father was wounded by shrapnel in the foot. 

Tensions have been running high near the fence separating Gaza from the occupied territories ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30. More than 240 Palestinians have been martyred by Israeli forces. Over 23,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.