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13-year-old Palestinian killed during 14th ‘Great March of Return’ protest

More than three hundred other Palestinians were injured or suffered tear-gas inhalation

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was killed on Friday after being shot by Israeli forces during the “Great March of Return” in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Gaza Ministry of Health confirmed that the 13-year-old boy succumbed on Friday evening to wounds he sustained in the head earlier during protests, pointing out that he was not yet identified.

More than three hundred other Palestinians were injured or suffered tear-gas inhalation as Israeli forces targeted protesters at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip on the 14th Friday of the “Great March of Return.” Spokesperson of the Ministry, Ashraf al-Qidra, said that 310 Palestinians were injured were injured or suffered tear-gas inhalation.

Al-Qidra added that three of the injuries were reported to be critical.

Protesters gathered in “return camps” at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip and set fire to tires. However, witnesses said that Israeli forces opened live ammunition at protesters in the Khuzaa town in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

The “Great March of Return” protests were launched by thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza – which has suffered from a decade-long Israeli siege – who took to the borders to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.

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