4 Injured in Peaceful Rally to Protest US Cuts to UNRWA

18 Sep
8:37 PM

At least four Palestinians, Tuesday, were shot and injured with live fire as Israeli forces attacked a peaceful rally near Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources.

Four Palestinians were admitted into the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, with live-bullet wounds, after forces attacked the rally that was launched under the slogan: “Protecting the Rights of the Refugees”, in protest of US President Donald Trump’s administrative decisions to cut off financial aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

The four were shot in the foot area and their medical conditions were described as moderate.

This came hours after two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.


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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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