A Palestinian minor succumbed to his wounds, late Tuesday after he was shot and critically wounded by Israeli live ammunition during protests in the eastern Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 17-year-old Muntaser Ismail al-Baz was shot and wounded in the head by Israeli forces during protests near the fence separating Israel from the besieged Strip, east of Deir al-Balah.
Montaser Mohammed Ismail al-Baz. 17 year old was murdered and died last night. Killed by Israelis. pic.twitter.com/cVQr7sfN1d
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The ministry said that al-Baz was transferred to the al-Shifa Hospital, where he had succumbed to his wounds shortly after.
According to a report by the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med), as Gaza protests exceeded 200 days “one Palestinian is killed every single day” by Israeli forces, noting that “in every 100 Gazans, one injury was recorded.”
From the farewell of martyr Muntaser Mohammed Ismail al-Baz, 17, who was martyred last night during the confrontations that erupted near the eastern border in the central Gaza Strip.#GroupPalestine #قروب_فلسطيني https://t.co/clyOH23iVZ
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Euro-Med described the continued use of excessive force by Israeli forces against Palestinian protesters at the Israel-Gaza fence as “deeply shocking,” adding that in the 200 days of protests, Gaza lost 205 residents.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a special situation report, which showed that 14 Palestinians, including four children, were killed and 1,434 were injured by the Israeli forces in the past two weeks in Gaza.
Seventeen-year-old Montaser Mohamed Ismail al-Baz, a Palestinian teenager on Tuesday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army gunfire during rallies near the buffer zone between Gaza and Israel, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
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“The Great March of Return” protests were launched on March 30 by thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza — which has suffered from over a decade-long Israeli siege — who took to the borders to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.
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