Palestinians carrying a wounded person during the Friday clashes with Israeli soldiers at the Gaza borders. One person died and at least 45 others were injured by live bullets in the clashes, some critical. (WAFA Images)
GAZA/RAMALLAH, December 30, 2017 (WAFA) – A Palestinian identified as Jamal Mohammed Musleh, 21, from Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, died early Saturday of wounds sustained during clashes with Israeli soldiers the day before at the Gaza border with Israel, according to the Ministry of Health.
It said Musleh was shot in the stomach by a live bullet and was reported in critical condition since his arrival at hospital in Deir al-Balah until he was pronounced dead hours later.
The ministry said at least 45 people were shot by live bullets during the Friday confrontations at the Gaza borders, including four who remain in critical condition.
In the West Bank, the ministry said six people were shot by live ammunition, including one reported in critical conditions shot in the Hebron area. He was among three others also shot by live bullets in Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.
Another two were hit by live bullets in Ramallah and Nablus areas, bur reported in moderate condition.
Protests against the US decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continued in most areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip for the fourth “Friday of rage” declared by the Palestinian nationalist and Islamic forces.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated 461 cases in the Palestinian areas on Friday, including 347 in the West Bank (six live, 76 rubber bullets, 253 from tear gas inhalation and 12 from other reasons), along with 114 in the Gaza Strip (45 live, 57 from tear gas and 12 other reasons).