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Thousands pay farewell to 3 Palestinian martyrs

August 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Israeli forces fire at Palestinian protesters during the Great March of Return in Gaza on 9 August 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Thousands of Palestinians paid farewell to three Palestinians martyred by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip a day earlier as reported on Anadolu Agency. 

Mourners laid Palestinian medic Abdullah al-Qutati, 22, to rest in the southern city of Rafah, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.

Ali al-Aloul, 55, and Ahmed Abu Louli, 40, were also buried in Rafah, amid angry chants against Israel by mourners.

Since March, more than 160 people have been killed and thousands more injured by Israeli army fire during protests against the decades-long Israeli occupation and 11-year blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its roughly 2 million inhabitants of basic commodities.

Read: What everyone should know about Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip