One Palestinian dead, 56 wounded at weekly Gaza riots

The report specifies that 38 of those injured were cause by live ammunition fire, 22 of the injured were children and three were women.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 27, 2019 19:50
One Palestinian dead, 56 wounded at weekly Gaza riots

A Palestinian demonstrator uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip June 21, 2019. (photo credit: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS)

One 23-year-old Palestinian died of his wounds of Friday and 56 more were wounded from IDF fire during the latest weekly Gaza protest along the border fence, according to Palestinian Healthy Ministry reports.

The report said that 38 were injured by live ammunition fire; some 22 of the injured were children and three were women.


Thousands gathered along the Gaza border fence on Friday for the weekly "March of Return" protests.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Thursday that the Palestinian leadership has decided to “halt” all agreements signed with Israel, and has reached out to Hamas offering to end the dispute between the movement and his ruling Fatah faction.
 
However, Abbas did not say how the PA would “halt work” related to the agreements signed between the Palestinians and Israel.

Last week, the Palestinian Health Ministry said that 34 protesters were injured, including a 17-year-old who was seriously wounded after being hit in the stomach by IDF fire.

Thousands of Gazans have been protesting along the security fence on a weekly basis taking part in the March of Return demonstrations, which began March 30, 2018.


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