Palestinians have held funeral processions for seven people who were killed by Israeli troops during protests in the area that separates the besieged Gaza Strip from the occupied territories.
Hundreds of mourners, set off from different areas of the impoverished sliver, held funerals for Iyad al-Shaer, 18, Muhammad Haniyeh, 23, Muhammad Shakhsa, 25, Muhammad Anshahi, 18, Muhammad al-Awawdeh, 26, and the two children Muhammad al-Hum, 14, and Nasser Musbeh, 12, on Saturday afternoon.
The victims lost their lives by Israeli live fire during multiple protests held across the Gaza Strip on Friday evening.
The funerals commenced from different hospitals towards the homes of each of the seven killed Palestinians before burial processions at local cemeteries.
Another 506 protesters were also injured. A total of 210 demonstrators were admitted to hospitals and medical centers across Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment. Ninety people were struck with live bullets. Thirty-five children, four women, four medics and two journalists were among the injured Palestinians.
The Gaza Strip has been under a crippling Israeli siege since 2007, which has prevented some two million Palestinians from having free access to the remainder of Palestine and the outside world. The blockade has also undermined living conditions in the coastal enclave and fragmented its economic and social fabric.
The Tel Aviv regime carries out regular attacks on its inhabitants under the pretext of hitting positions belonging to the Hamas resistance movement, which governs the territory.
The coastal sliver has also witnessed a fresh wave of deadly tensions since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests demanding the right to return for the Palestinians driven out of their homeland.
More than 190 Palestinians have so far been killed and over 20,000 others wounded in renewed Gaza clashes, according to the latest figures released by the Gaza Health Ministry.
(Source / 30.09.2018)