Palestinian dies of Israeli gunfire wounds in Gaza

A Palestinian man has died of his wounds sustained during a recent Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 41-year-old Hussein Salem died in Gaza’s Shifa hospital early on Saturday days after he was shot, the Palestinian-run International Middle East Media Center reported.

Hussein had issued a video message after the attack, saying he was only selling refreshments when he came under fire.

“I call on the entire world, and [the Palestinian Authority’s] President Mahmoud Abbas, to have mercy on me; I want to walk again” he said. “Am here at the Shifa hospital, I am [a] paralyzed man. I pray for help, pleading for help – calling on them to see my difficult condition… and nothing more,” he said.

Israeli forces killed at least 62 Palestinians protests near the Gaza fence on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided with the relocation of US embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

More than 2,700 Palestinians were also wounded as the Israeli forces used snipers, airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the demonstrators.

Also on Saturday, Israeli paper Ha’aretz reported that the regime forces were to demolish an entire Bedouin village in Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank.

The village of Khan al-Ahmar is at the center of the Palestinians’ fight against Tel Aviv as Israeli forces are forcing them out of the so-called Area C in the West Bank.

The area constitutes about 61 percent of the entire West Bank and is directly controlled by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which demands permits for new building projects.


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