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Gaza: Palestinian Teen Dies from Israeli Fire in Return March

Gaza: Palestinian Teen Dies from Israeli Fire in Return March

Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 07:45
A teenage boy died from Israeli gunshot wounds he sustained during a march of return last week. (Reuters)
Gaza, Tel Aviv - Asharq al-Awsat
A Palestinian teen, 14, succumbed Monday to Israeli gunshot wounds sustained during the march of return on the Gaza-Israel border, according to Palestinian sources.

They told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) the teenager was shot in the head during the protest Friday.

A 43-year-old female activist was also killed, and over two dozen Palestinians were wounded, during the protests, east of Gaza.

The High Commission of the Great Return March, and a group of Palestinian rights and civil groups accused the Israeli army of deliberately killing and injuring protesters, in violation of human rights and humanitarian law, according to dpa.

The return march began near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel on March 30 of last year, and based on Palestinian figures, over 220 Palestinians were killed and thousands others injured and suffered from suffocation.

The protest calls for the lifting of the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza since mid-2007.

Meanwhile, Palestinian police announced the launch of an investigation into Sunday’s attack on its station of al-Ram in the occupied West Bank.

Police spokesman Louai Erzikat said that unknown assailants opened fire at the station in a drive-by shooting.

A Palestinian was killed in the attack.

Erzikat added that the police responded to the source of fire and began the investigation to prosecute the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

He said that several security units have since been dispatched to al-Ram to “maintain security.”

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