Israeli snipers kill 2 protesters, wounds 220 others in Gaza

Nine of the wounded sufer from serious injuries.

Israeli occupation snipers killed two Palestinian protesters and wounded 220 others, including nine with serious injuries, during protests of Great March of Return on Friday.

The Palestinian youth Yahya Yaghi, 25, was shot in the chest while taking part in the protests. Eyewitnesses said that he was at least 200 metres away from the barbed fence.

On Saturday at dawn, the ministry of health in Gaza announced that boy Mu’az al-Souri, 15, succumbed to wounds sustained on Friday.

Meanwhile, the ministry said that nine of the 220 wounded protesters sustained serious injuries, including one has been in coma.

The ministry said that 90 of the wounded were transferred to hospitals and still receiving medical treatment.

Since the start of the protests of the Great March of Return in Gaza, the Israeli occupation has killed 158 and wounded about 18,000 protesters. Zero Israelis had been killed.

(Source / 04.08.2018)

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