A Palestinian youth on Sunday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army fire during protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry.
Osama Khalil Abu Khater, 25, was injured in the abdomen during a rally held in Khan Younis city in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement.
Osama Khalil Abu Khater (25 years) from Khan Younis has succumed from wounds he sustained during Friday riots https://t.co/whQvnk0WWT
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Since Palestinians began staging mass rallies near the Gaza-Israeli fence on March 30, scores of protesters have been killed and thousands more injured by gunfire from Israeli troops and snipers.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) June 23, 2018
Protesters demand the “right of return” to their homes in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.
— Wafa A Al-Udaini (@wafa_Gaza) June 23, 2018
They also demand an end to Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its two million inhabitants of many basic commodities.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)