Palestine: Israel kills teen, injures 210 in peaceful protests in Gaza

8th Sep 2018
Palestine: Israel kills teen, injures 210 in peaceful protests in Gaza

By Ilkay Guder and Zeynep Hilal Karyagdi

 

GAZA, Palestine (AA): A Palestinian teen was killed Friday in the Gaza Strip by Israeli Defense Forces amid demonstrations against Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, according to Palestine’s Health Ministry.

Bilal Mustafa Hafaja, 17, was shot dead by the army during demonstrations in Raraf, according to a ministry statement.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers killed Bilal Mustafa Khaffaja, 17, after shooting him with a live round in the chest, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

He added that the soldiers also injured 210 Palestinians, including 45 with live fire, and added that 70 of the wounded were moved to several hospitals, while the rest received treatment in make-shift hospitals. Among the wounded are fifteen children.

Scores of protesters were also affected by teargas in Friday’s protest.

Additional report Imemc.org

[Photo: Bilal Mustafa Khaffaja, 17, killed by Israeli live fire in chest east of Rafah, S Gaza on 7 September 2018. Photo by Imemc.org]

 

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