GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — A Palestinian youth died on Tuesday from wounds he sustained while participating in the Great March of Return on 14th May.
Gaza’s Ministry of Health said that Majd Aqil, 26, was shot by Israeli occupation forces during the Great March of Return protests on 14th May east of Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip.
With Aqil’s death, the number of Palestinians killed since the start of the peaceful Great March of Return on 30th March has increased to 155.
According to human rights sources, Israeli occupation forces are still detaining the bodies of 8 Palestinian martyrs who were killed near the border fence during the protests.
The Great March of Return mainly calls for lifting the decade-long blockade imposed on Gaza and allowing the return of Palestinian refugees to their lands from which they were expelled in 1948.
(Source / 24.07.2018)