Palestinian Shot on Gaza Border Last Week Dies of Wounds

UN report says 295 Palestinians have been killed, more than 6,000 wounded by Israeli military fire since March

Jack Khoury
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Palestinian paramedics evacuate a protester during a demonstration near the fence along the border with Israel, east of Gaza City, February 1, 2019.
Jack Khoury

The Health Ministry in Gaza said on Sunday that Ahmed Abu Jabal, 30, succumbed to bullet wounds sustained on the Gaza border last Tuesday.

This weekend, the ministry reported that 32 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli military fire in the protests near the fence. Two paramedics were also said to have been wounded by tear gas canisters fired by the Israeli military.

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According to data in a United Nations report released last week and confirmed by Israeli security officials, 295 Palestinians were killed and about 6,000 wounded by live ammunition. Some 180 women have been shot by the IDF since protests began last March. 

Some 29,000 others, about 1,800 of whom women, were hurt in another way, mostly by tear gas canisters. Forty-five of them were wounded by riot control methods, primarily rubber bullets.