Israeli occupation forces kill peaceful Palestinian boy in Gaza protest

Apr 12,2019

Moussa abu-Shallouf, 15, was reportedly shot in the stomach while participating in the Great March of Return.

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian minor during demonstrations in Gaza on Friday, according to the Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza Strip.

The ministry identified the slain boy as 15-year-old Moussa Ali abu-Shallouf, adding that he was shot in the stomach east of northern Gaza city of Jabaliya.

Meanwhile, the ministry also reported that 66 other Palestinians were wounded, including a volunteer paramedic who sustained a hand injury caused by a tear gas canister in the same area, six women and two journalists.

Palestinians are demonstrating for the 54th week running in Gaza as part of the Great March of Return, calling for an end to the crippling 12-year blockade on the small coastal enclave as well as the reinforcement of the Palestinians’ right to return to their homes, where they were forced out in 1948.

The protest movement marked its one-year anniversary on 30 March. The Israeli occupation army killed four protesters that day, three of them were children.

Killing today’s boy brings the number of the peaceful protesters have been killed since the start of the Great Return March protests on 30 March 2018 to 272.

Meanwhile, the wounded became16,710, the ministry of health in Gaza said.