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11 August 2018 - 22:34
News ID: 439049
Rasa - A Palestinian man, who was critically wounded by Israeli army gunfire during an anti-occupation protest along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied territories, has succumbed to his injuries.
A wounded Palestinian girl is brought into al-Shifa hospital on August 9, 2018, following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. (Photo by AFP)
Palestinian mourners carry the body of 21-year-old volunteer medic Abdullah al-Qatati, who was shot the day before while trying to help wounded protesters at the border between Gaza and the Israeli-occupied territories, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on August 11, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

RNA - Palestinian medical sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said 40-year-old Ahmed Jamal Suleiman Abu Luli died of his injuries early on Saturday.


He had been shot and wounded in his pelvis during “The Great March of Return” protests east of the city of Rafah, located 30 kilometers south of Gaza City, on Friday.


Two other Palestinians, including a paramedic, also lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries on Friday as Gazans protested in large numbers following deadly Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling on the besieged costal enclave.


Today's death of medic Abdullah Alqatati makes him the third medic killed by Israeli snipers since peaceful protests began in #Gaza. Five more medics were wounded by live ammunition. Photos: Abdullah Alqatati, Razan Alnajjar, Musa Abuhassanin
— Tarek Loubani (@trklou) August 10, 2018


On Saturday afternoon, thousands of people took part in funeral processions for the three Palestinians.


The mourners carried the bodies of the slain Palestinians on their shoulders, and chanted slogans against the Tel Aviv regime and its brutal aggression against the impoverished sliver.


Israel also killed three people in Gaza, including a 23-year-old heavily pregnant woman and her 18-month-old daughter last Wednesday.


More than 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30.


A total of 14,811 Palestinians have also sustained injuries, of whom 366 are reportedly in critical condition.


According to Press TV, the Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.


On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, sponsored by Turkey and Algeria, condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip.


The resolution, which had been put forward on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries, garnered a strong majority of 120 votes in the 193-member assembly, with 8 votes against and 45 abstentions.


The resolution called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to make proposals within 60 days “on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection, and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation,” including “recommendations regarding an international protection mechanism.”


It also called for “immediate steps towards ending the closure and the restrictions imposed by Israel on movement and access into and out of the Gaza Strip.”



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