GAZA, September 7, 2018 (WAFA) – A Palestinian teenager Friday morning succumbed to his wounds almost two months after being injured from Israeli gunfire during the Great March of Return protests along Gaza’s northern border, said WAFA correspondent.
Medics at al-Shifaa Hospital announced that Amjad Fayez Hamduneh, 19, from Jabalia town, succumbed to his serious injuries he had sustained after being shot by Israeli gunfire as he participated in a Great March of Return protest to the east of his hometown on July 14.
Due to his critical condition, Hamduneh had been transferred from the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia to al-Shifaa Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
With his death, the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli gunfire since March 30 reached 171.
The protests began on March 30, which coincided with the 42nd anniversary of the Land Day, which marks the day Israeli forces killed six Palestinians during protests against land confiscation in 1976.
The mass protests reach their crescendo on May 15, which marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), in which over 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly displaced from their homes to make way for the creation of Israel in 1948.
According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics’ 2018 population census, Palestinians living in the besieged Gaza Strip were 1.9 million people, 1.3 of them are refugees.
The March comes as part of Palestinian refugees continuous demand for the full implementation of the UN General Assembly Resolution 194 of December 1948, which stipulates that “the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date.”