Saturday 23 February 2019

Gaza teen dies of wounds from clashes with Israeli troops

A Palestinian teenager has succumbed to wounds he received during clashes with Israeli troops in the besieged Gaza Strip, says the Palestinian Health Ministry.

"Mahmud al-Gharabli, 16, died after being injured in the head east of Gaza City on May 14," said ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra on Wednesday.


Protests along the Gaza fence since March 30 have led to clashes with Israeli forces, where at least 135 Palestinians, including 14 children, have been killed. Palestinian protesters demand their right to return to their homeland. Over 15,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.


On May 14, Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinians who had gathered near the Gaza fence in protest against the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds. Over 60 Palestinians were shot dead and more than 2,700 wounded by Israeli snipers who had been positioned along the fence.


Palestinians protest demolition of Bedouin village

Meanwhile, scuffles have erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators trying to halt the razing of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank.

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