Oct 6, 2018, 12:21 AM
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Three Palestinians killed by Israeli gun fire

Tehran, Oct 6, IRNA -- The Gaza health ministry has confirmed that 12-year-old Faris al-Sirsawi has been killed near the fence east of the coastal enclave on Friday by Israeli sniper fire.

Mahmoud Akram Abu Samaan, 24, was also shot and killed while Hussein al-Raqab, 28, succumbed to his wounds in the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis after being shot earlier, according to al-JAzeera.

According to the ministry's spokesperson Ashra al-Qidra, 192 others have been wounded, including a parademic and a journalist, with seven in serious condition.

For more than five months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have protested along the fence with Israel demanding their right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from 70 years ago.

The Great March of Return rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or Catastrophe - a reference to the forced removal of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages to clear the way for Israel's establishment in 1948.

The mass Friday demonstrations have continued since.

Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 183 Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave and wounded more than 18,000 people, according to health officials in Gaza.
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