A Palestinian youth who was shot and critically injured by Israeli forces, during Land Day protests in the besieged Gaza Strip, succumbed to his wounds, late Tuesday.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed thatÂ Fares Youssef Abu Hajras, 26, from Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, succumbed to his wounds on Tuesday evening.
Abu Hajras is the fifth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces during protests along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, last Saturday, in commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of Land Day and the 1st anniversary of “The Great March of Return.”
The ministry confirmed that, with Abu Hajras’ death, the total number of Palestinians killed since the beginning of “The Great March of Return” is 271, whileÂ 16,556 others were injured.
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.