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Disabled Palestinian Dies of Wounds Sustained in Israeli Shooting at Demonstrators in Eastern Khan Younis

23-04-2018 06:20


At 8am on Monday, 23 April 2018, doctors at the European Gaza Hospital announced the death of Tahrir Wahba, 18-year old resident of Ma’an area in Khan Younis. Tahrir, who is deaf and non-verbal, was injured in the head by live fire when, at 3:20pm on Sunday, 1 April 2018, Israeli forces located on the eastern borders of Khan Younis used live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets and tear-gas grenades in policing protesters joining the “Great Return March” demonstration. He was 150-200 meters away from the border fence when he was injured, and he had since been receiving treatment at the European Gaza Hospital until he finally died of his wounds.

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