Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Israel shoots 78-year-old Palestinian in Gaza

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Israeli occupation forces shot dead on Tuesday at night 78-year-old Palestinian man in the east of Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp in central besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza announced that 78-year-old Ibrahim Ahmad Nassar al-Arouqi was shot and killed with two live bullets fired by Israeli snipers stationed in the east of the refugee camp.

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.