Palestine: Israeli troops kill 1 Palestinian, wound 15 during protests

By Mahmud al-Bezm


GAZA, Palestine (AA): Israeli soldiers opened fire on demonstrators at the Gaza border Thursday who were protesting against the 15-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and wounding 15 others.

According to a statement by Gaza’s Health Ministry, the soldiers used live bullets and tear gas against the protesters as they gathered on Gaza’s eastern border.

Twenty-six-year-old Ahmed Mustafa Salih from the Jibaliya Refugee Camp in the north of Gaza was killed by Israeli fire. Children were among the 15 wounded.

The Ministry said Palestinian medics rushed the seriously injured young man to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia city, but he succumbed to his wounds despite all efforts to save his life.

Medical sources said the soldiers fired live rounds and high-velocity gas bombs at Palestinian protesters along the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, wounding fifteen Palestinians, among them five children including one who sustained life-threatening wounds.

They added that 10 Palestinians suffered burns and lacerations due to the Israeli live rounds and gas bombs.

Gathering under a “night confusion unit” for a sixth day, Palestinian youth protested Israel’s blockade, disturbing settlers and Israeli soldiers by burning car tires and throwing sound bombs on border strips in various regions.

On Tuesday night, the soldiers killed a Palestinian man, identified as Raed Yousef Rashed Jadallah, 39, in the western area of Beit Ur at-Tahta, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after the army attacked Palestinian workers in a crossing area of the Annexation Wall.

On Monday, an Israeli Border Police officer from Be’er Ya’akov, identified as Barel Hadaria Shmueli, 21, died from serious wounds he suffered nine days earlier.

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[Photo: Paramedics carry a Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire during a protest against Israeli blockade that has been imposed for 15 years, in Gaza City, Gaza on September 2, 2021. Photographer: Ali Jadallah/AA]

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