Israeli occupation forces killed two peaceful Palestinian children aged 14 and 17 and wounded 75 others, including one in desperate condition during weekly Gaza protests.
Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli occupation forces stationed behind the eastern fence of Gaza and protected by sand barricades opened live fire and threw gas canisters at the protesters of the 73rd Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege.
Israeli occupation forces killed two peaceful Palestinian children aged 14 and 17 during their participation in the 73rd protests of the #GreatMarchOfReturn in #Gaza.#GreatReturnMarch#IsraeliCrimes pic.twitter.com/kEOdgB5VVM— Motasem A Dalloul (@AbujomaaGaza) September 6, 2019
The Palestinian ministry of health said in a statement, a copy of which sent to Palestine Post 24, that the two children were shot in the upper extremities of their bodies.
According to the ministry, the two martyr children were identified as Khalid al-Rabae, 14, and Ali al-Ashqar, 17.
In addition, the ministry said that 75 other protesters were wounded, including 38 with live bullets and the others suffered suffocation due to the heavy amount of tear gas fired at the protesters.
One of the wounded, the ministry said, is suffering very serious wounds and he is currently in a desperate condition.
The protests of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege started on 30 March 2018 to call for lifting the 14-year-old strict Israeli siege imposed on Gaza and to reinforce the right of return for the Palestinian refugees.
Since the start of the protests, on 30 March 2018, the Israeli occupation forces have killed more than 310 protesters and wounded more than 17,000 others.
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