Aug 25, 2021 14:36 UTC
  • Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces near Gaza border fence succumbs to wounds

A Palestinian man has died of the gunshot wounds he sustained when Israeli regime forces opened fire on a group of Palestinians attending a rally against the Tel Aviv regime along the fence separating the blockaded Gaza Strip from the occupied territories.

Palestinian medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City told the official Wafa news agency that 32-year-old Osama Khaled D’eij succumbed to his injuries at the medical center on Wednesday morning.

The sources added that D’eij was shot and seriously injured during protests that took place near the border fence over the weekend to condemn the paralyzing Israeli regime blockade of Gaza and commemorate the burning of al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of occupied al-Quds 52 years ago.

He was rushed to Shifa Hospital, where he immediately underwent a surgery. He, however, remained in a critical condition at the intensive care unit (ICU) and passed away today.

Israeli gunfire wounded at least 41 Palestinians, including two critically, on Saturday evening.

Among the two Palestinians critically injured was a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head, Gaza's health ministry said.

It described most of the other injuries as moderate.

Palestine: EU should stop Zionist entity from committing crimes against in occupied lands

Meanwhile, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Maliki urged the European Union on Tuesday to stop the Israeli regime from perpetrating more crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories.

During a meeting with his Slovenian counterpart Anže Logar in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Maliki described the Israeli occupation as the chief obstacle to the development of the Palestinian economy, stressing that the Tel Aviv regime controls and exploits Palestinian natural resources.

The top Palestinian diplomat highlighted that an end to the Israeli occupation and Palestinians’ unrestricted access to their natural resources are a prerequisite for the distribution of international aid and creation of a robust economy that could ensure the Palestinian nation’s prosperity.

He urged the international community, particularly the EU, to take immediate actions and stop Israel from committing more crimes against Palestinians.

Maliki also demanded the removal of Israel’s brutal blockade on the Gaza Strip, emphasizing that the impoverished coastal enclave can be reconstructed once an international mechanism guarantees that the regime would no longer carry out a devastating onslaught on the sliver.