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Great March of Return: 7 Palestinians Martyred, over 500 Injured
At least seven Palestinians were martyred and over five hundred more sustained injuries when “Israeli” occupation forces opened fire on a group of protesters participating in anti-occupation rallies along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and “Israeli”-occupied territories.
The Gaza Ministry of Health said in a statement that 14-year-old Mohammed Nayef al-Houm was fatally shot in the chest during “The Great March of Return” protests east of Bureij refugee camp on Friday evening.
The statement added that 18-year-old Iyad Khalil Ahmed al-Shaer and Mohammed Bassam Shakhseh, 24, were shot dead east of Gaza City.
Four others were later identified as 24-year-old Mohamed Waleed Haniyeh, Nasser Azmi Musbah, 12, 18-year-old Mohammed Ali Anshasi and Mohammed Ashraf Awawdeh, 23.
Another 506 protesters were also injured. A total of 210 demonstrators were admitted to hospitals and medical centers across Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment. Ninety people were struck with live bullets.
Thirty-five children, four women, four medics and two journalists were among the injured Palestinians.
A minor and a young man were taken to hospital in critical condition. Both had suffered “Israeli”-inflicted gunshot wounds in the chest.
More than 190 Palestinians have been killed by “Israeli” forces ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30. Approximately 20,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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