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Palestinian teen succumbs to wounds sustained in Great March of Return

Palestinians mourn for the teen who died from the injures he received by Israeli soldiers during Great March of Return protest in Gaza

July 5, 2018 at 10:34 am

A 16-year-old Palestinian yesterday succumbed to wounds he sustained during the “Great March of Return” protests on 14 May in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Mahmoud Majed Al-Gharableh died as a result of injuries he sustained after being shot by Israeli live fire during protests.

His death brings the total number of those killed during the “Great March of Return” protests to 136 since 30 March.

Since 30 March, thousands of Palestinians have come out to peacefully protest against Israel’s 11-year siege of the enclave and demanding their right to return to their ancestral homes. Israeli occupation forces met the demonstrators with live fire and tear gas which injured more than 15,000 people.

On 14 May, the US inaugurated its embassy in occupied Jerusalem angering Palestinians and going against international law and norms. The move was condemned by the UN, EU and a number of international organisations.

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