Israeli snipers kill 6, wound 112 others in Gaza

One of the martyrs still unidentified.

Israeli occupation snipers killed six peaceful Palestinian protesters and wounded 112 others near the eastern side of Gaza Strip, Palestinian ministry of health has announced in a statement.

According to the statement, five of the martyrs were identified as Ahmad al-Taweel, 27, from Al-Nusairat Refugee Camp and Mohammad Ismail, 29, from Al-Burij Refugee Camp, Abdullah al-Daghma, 25, Ahmad abu-Naim, 17, and Afifi Afifi, 18.

The statement said that the martyrs were shot with live ammunition in the upper extremities of their bodies.

Meanwhile, the statement said, 85 out of the 112 wounded were admitted to hospitals, noting that nine of them suffered serious wounds.

Since the start of protests on March 30, Israeli occupation forces have killed 201 Palestinian protesters and wounded more than 21,500 others.

The Palestinians protest against the strict 12-year-old Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza Strip and to reinforce the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes occupied in 1948.

(Source / 12.10.2018)

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