Last Update 13:57
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: Gaza ministry

AFP , Saturday 27 Jul 2019
Views: 821
Views: 821

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli occupying army fire during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said Saturday.

The ministry said Ahmed Qura, 23, died "as a result of wounds sustained (from) the Israeli occupation forces' fire" on Friday.

He had been hit in the stomach during demonstrations along the border fence east of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said troops resorted to live fire against violent protesters after first using "riot dispersal means".

"Approximately 5,500 rioters and demonstrators gathered at the Gaza Strip security fence," a spokeswoman told AFP, saying that some threw explosive devices and grenades and tried to approach the fence.

"Troops responded with riot dispersal means and (live) fire in accordance with standard operating procedures."

She was unable to confirm if any Palestinians were hit but said no soldiers were injured.

Since March 2018, Palestinians in Gaza have been holding often demonstrations along the heavily guarded Israeli border.

Israeli occupying forces often fire on the demonstrators, saying they are seeking to prevent the border being infiltrated.

At least 296 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by Israeli fire since then, the majority during the border demonstrations.

Seven Israelis have been killed.

The protests have declined in intensity in recent months and Qura's was the first death in weeks.

Another 38 Palestinians were hit and wounded with live ammunition on Friday, the health ministry said in a separate statement.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.