Salha’s demise comes amid broader issues by the Gaza well being ministry that the healthcare system is dealing with a “disaster” on account of gasoline shortages (AFP)
Palestinians in Gaza on Monday mourned the demise of a 14-year-old baby who succumbed to his wounds after being shot by Israeli troopers throughout Friday protests.
Abdol Raouf Salha was shot in the course of the protests on Gaza’s buffer zone in Jabalya, on the northern a part of the Gaza Strip.
Paramedics rushed him to the hospital, the place he died on Monday, in accordance with native well being officers.
Footage posted on social media confirmed Salha’s neighborhood getting ready his physique for burial on Monday. Youngsters had been pictured gathering across the casket staring on the Palestinian teenager’s physique:
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Salha was amongst ten individuals wounded by Israeli forces on Friday. A Palestinian lady was additionally killed by Israeli fireplace throughout Friday’s protest on the Gaza buffer zone.
Salha’s demise comes amid broader issues by the Gaza well being ministry that the nation’s healthcare system is dealing with a “disaster” on account of a “scarcity of gasoline provides which offer energy”.
In an announcement launched on Monday, a spokesperson for the Gaza well being ministry mentioned a few of their hospitals had reached a “state of extreme scarcity”.
“Donors haven’t provided us with sufficient quantities of gasoline to energy hospital turbines,” a spokesperson mentioned.
“We have now reached a state of extreme scarcity, and we’re counting right down to the shutting down of many hospitals’ turbines within the coming hours, which can result in ending the well being service of further hospitals and well being services.
“We attraction to all of the involved events to offer our hospitals with gasoline to make sure the continuity of well being companies for hundreds of sufferers within the Gaza Strip.”
Greater than 243 Palestinian have been killed because the launch of weekly “Nice March of Return” protests in March.
Most had been killed throughout protests and clashes, however others have died because of airstrikes or shelling.
The marketing campaign has been aimed toward opposing the continuing blockade on Gaza, imposed by Israel and Egypt since 2007, and calling for the best of return of Palestinian refugees to lands from which they had been expelled in the course of the creation of Israel in 1948.
An estimated 12,000 individuals participated in Friday’s protest underneath the slogan “our steadfastness will break the siege”.