A 78-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces yesterday in the central besieged Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza today announced that 78-year-old Ibrahim Ahmad Nassar Al-Arouqi was shot and killed with two live bullets fired by Israeli forces in the east of the Al-Maghazi refugee camp.
The ministry confirmed the news after several hours of investigation that took place after Al-Arouqi was shot to determine whether the bullet was Israeli.
According to the ministry, since “the Great March of Return” began on 30 March, 193 Palestinians have been killed, including 34 children, and 21,150 Palestinians were injured, including 4,200 children and 1,950 women, of whom 5,300 were injured as a result of the use of live ammunition, while 464 of the injured in serious condition.
“The Great March of Return” protests were launched by Palestinian in Gaza as a form of peaceful protest in an effort to end the over a decade-long Israeli siege on the enclave and demand their right to return to their homes from which their families were forcibly removed.