GAZA CITY (Dispatches) – A Palestinian has died from injuries sustained during weekend clashes with Zionist troops in Gaza near the occupied territories, the Palestinian health ministry said ahead of fresh protests.
Following Saturday’s protest -- which wounded dozens -- 32-year-old Palestinian Osama Khaled D’eij died after being shot by Zionist troops, the ministry said.
The occupying regime’s troops opened fire on a group of Palestinians attending a rally against the regime along the fence separating the blockaded Gaza Strip from the occupied territories.
Palestinian medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City told the official Wafa news agency D’eij succumbed to his injuries at the medical center on Wednesday morning.
He was rushed to Shifa Hospital, where he immediately underwent a surgery. He, however, remained in a critical condition at the intensive care unit (ICU) and passed away today.
The Zionist troops’ gunfire wounded at least 41 Palestinians, including two critically, on Saturday evening.
Among the two Palestinians critically injured was a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head, Gaza’s health ministry said.
It described most of the other injuries as moderate.
The protesters condemn the paralyzing Zionist blockade of Gaza and mark the burning of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of occupied Al-Quds 52 years ago.
Hamas resistance movement said Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are to stage a large-scale rally.
Spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanu made the remarks in a statement on Wednesday concerning the protest that was to go ahead, the Palestinian Safa news agency reported. The event is to take place on a call put out by the Palestinian resistance group and its fellow movements a day earlier.
The rally, which is to take place in the east of the southern city of Khan Yunis, manifests the continuation of the Sword of Al-Quds Operation, the official said.
The resistance launched the operation soon after the regime launched its latest war on the already Tel Aviv-blockaded sliver in May.
It fired around 4,000 rockets towards the occupied territories during the retaliatory campaign. The projectiles landed as far as the holy occupied city of al-Quds, Tel Aviv itself, and such northern-lying cities as Haifa and Nazareth, forcing the regime to desperately call for a ceasefire.
The Palestinian nation’s resistance would continue with all available instruments and means whether in Gaza or the occupied West Bank, where Al-Quds is located, until complete realization of all of the Palestinian nation’s demands, Qanu added.