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Jerusalemites with special needs protest against Israel killing of double amputee in Gaza

Palestinians with special needs staged a protest in Jerusalem after Israeli occupation forces killed an unarmed double amputee in Gaza om 19 December 2017

A number of Palestinians with special needs staged a protest yesterday at Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem after Israeli occupation forces killed an unarmed double amputee in the besieged Gaza Strip, Quds Press reported.

Demonstrators also condemned US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the "occupation state of Israel".

On Friday, an Israeli occupation sniper shot the double-amputee Ibrahim Abu-Thurayya in the head during a protest near the eastern Gaza borders, killing him.

The protesters also chanted slogans against the Israeli occupation and its violence, as well as against Trump's decision regarding Jerusalem and his plan to relocate the US embassy to the occupied city.

Read: Double amputee shot dead by Israel was an inspiration in Gaza

During the protest, Israeli occupation forces attacked a number of Palestinian youths, no detentions were reported.

Israeli occupation forces have used "excessive forces" in their crackdown on Palestinians protesting against Trump's decision. Yesterday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the "level of casualties raises serious concerns as to whether the force used by Israeli forces was properly calibrated to the threat."

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