Israel Kills 2 Palestinians as Gaza Protests Go On
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces during a mass protest along the besieged Gaza Strip's southern border died of his wounds on Thursday, following the death of another Palestinian in an Israeli raid.
Abdullah Mohammed al-Shuhri, 28, was shot in the chest in Khuza'a, near the town of Khan Younis, on Thursday, Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for Gaza's health ministry, said in a statement.
Al-Shuhri died at the hospital, where he was transferred to receive treatment shortly after he was shot during a sit-in that is part of the Great March of Return, Al Jazeera reported.
Earlier on Thursday, Mohammed Abu Hajeela, 31, was killed in an Israeli air raid and succumbed to his wounds in Gaza's al-Shifa Hospital.
A total of 34 Palestinians have now been shot dead since the start of the protests on March 30, when tens of thousands took to the border area with Israel demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
Israeli forces fire live ammunition, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesting Palestinians.
They have also injured more than 3,000 people since the start of protests, according to Gaza's health ministry.
The demonstrations will continue until the Nakba anniversary on May 15, which will mark 70 years since 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their villages and towns by Zionist militias in 1948.