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24 February 2019 - 09:43
News ID: 443621
A Palestinian child was killed and dozens of demonstrators wounded afternoon on Friday after the Israeli military violently attacked nonviolent protests on Gaza’s Eastern borders.

RNA - Head of the emergency department at al-Shifaa Medical Complex, Dr. Ayman al-Sahbani, stated that 14-year-old Youssef al-Daya was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers, Palinfo reported.

The Palestinian Health Ministry noted that at least 41 Palestinians were hit and injured with live ammunition while hundreds of others choked on teargas.

Hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the Awda tents pitched East of the blockaded Gaza Strip to take part in the Great March of Return staged along the Gaza border to push for lifting the Israeli siege on the enclave, ceasing Israeli aggressions on Palestinian civilians, and halting assaults on holy sites across the occupied Palestinian territories. 

For more than ten months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have demonstrated along the fence demanding their right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from 70 years ago. The Great March of Return rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or Catastrophe - a reference to the forced removal of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages to clear the way for Israel's establishment in 1948.

More than 270 Palestinian protesters have been killed and more than 27,000 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the Great March of Return rallies at Gaza border in late March.

Most of the casualties occurred on May 14 when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of historical Palestine and the ensuing ethnic cleansing of half a million Palestinian refugees.


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