Days of Palestine

Sunday, February 5

Palestinian dies of wounds sustained by Israeli occupation in Gaza

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A Palestinian youth, who was shot and wounded in Gaza strip on Friday, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning, an official statement said.

"Jamal Muhiessen, 20, died of his wounds after he was shot in the chest by an Israeli sniper during the clashes at Bureij refugee camp on Friday," the statement issued by Palestinian ministry of health said.

According to the ministry, a total of 100 Palestinians were injured by live ammunition and rubber bullets during Friday’s protests with Israeli forces in occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza strip.

In addition, the statement said that “200 others suffered from temporary asphyxiation after inhaling teargas fired by the Israeli forces.”

Tension has mounted in the Palestinian territories since 6 December, when the US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking angry demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza.

Since then, at least 15 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured in fierce Israeli crackdown on the Palestinian protests.

Jerusalem is the third holiest place on earth for around 2 billion Muslims in the entire world. Israeli Jewish gangs occupied the western part of it in 1948 and the astern part in 1967.