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Child dies of wounds sustained during Gaza border protests

 

KHAN YOUNIS, April 28, 2018 (WAFA) – A Palestinian child died on Saturday of wounds sustained during the Friday protests at the Gaza borders with Israel, according to the Ministry of Health.

WAFA correspondent in Gaza said Israeli soldiers stationed at the border shot Azzam Hilal Oueida, 14, in the head while participating in the Great Return March protests near the fence to near the town of Khazaa, east of Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Oueida was rushed to the European Hospital with critical injuries where he was later declared dead.

He is the fourth Palestinian to be shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during Friday border protests bringing the total killed so far since the start of the Great Return March protests on March 30 to 44. Thousands were wounded many of them reported in critical condition.

K.T./M.K.

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