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Gaza: Eight Gazans martyred, 535 others wounded in 10 days

18 December 2017 14:34


Since the outbreak of the current intifada (uprising) 10 days ago, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have killed eight Palestinian citizens and wounded 535 others, mostly in shooting attacks, in different areas of the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the health ministry in Gaza, four Palestinians were killed in sniper attacks east of Gaza city and three others in Jabalia during the recent protests, which were organized inside Gaza border areas against the US recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

There are also seven citizens who have suffered serious injuries during the same protests, a spokesman for the health ministry said.

47 children, the youngest of them only six months old, and eight women were among the wounded, the spokesman added.

The health ministry accused the Israeli army of using excessive and deadly force against Gaza protesters and deliberately targeting ambulance crews during the events.

14 ambulances sustained damage and several paramedics suffered from their exposure to direct teargas attacks, its spokesman said.


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