Israeli Army Kills 5 Protesters, Injures 180 in Gaza

Published October 27th, 2018 - 09:11 GMT
Palestinian paramedics carry away a protester who was injured during clashes following a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Gaza City on October 26, 2018. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
Palestinian paramedics carry away a protester who was injured during clashes following a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Gaza City on October 26, 2018. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

A young Palestinian protester died from his wounds early Saturday after being shot by the Israeli army.

Ziyad Akl, 23, was seriously wounded by Israeli gunfire during protests Friday in the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Gaza-based Palestinian Ministry of Health, said in a press release.

Five protesters were killed and 180 others injured, including 35 minors and four paramedics, al-Qidra said.

The Israeli army said roughly 16,000 Palestinians took part in the protests.

Hundreds of Palestinians had converged along the zone as part of ongoing demonstrations against Israel’s decades-long occupation.

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured by Israeli troops deployed near the buffer zone since such rallies began on March 30.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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