Days of Palestine

Saturday, February 4

Israeli snipers killed 3 protesters, including child, injured 375 others

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Israeli occupation snipers shot dead on Friday three Palestinians while taking part in protests of Great March of Return in Gaza, and wounded more the 375 others.

In a statement, Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Palestinians Health Ministry in Gaza, said that one of the three protesters killed was Faresh al-Sirsawi, 12 years old.

According to Al-Qidra, more than 365 protesters, including 10 women and 30 children, were wounded during the protests across Gaza.

Seven of the injured persons were in serious condition, he added.

Demonstrators demand the “right of return” to their homes and villages in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the occuaption state of Israel.

They also demand an end to Israeli 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its two million inhabitants of many basic commodities. 

According to the Health Ministry, more than 195 Palestinians have been martyred — and 21,500 others injured — since the rallies first began on March 30.