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WHO: 14 Gazans killed, including 4 children, in two weeks

Oct. 11, 2018 2:18 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 15, 2018 4:14 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a special situation report, on Wednesday, in which the latest figures showed that 14 Palestinians, including four children, were killed and 1,434 were injured by the Israeli forces in the past two weeks in the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the WHO report, from March 30th, the start of "The Great March of Return" protests along the Gaza borders with Israel, until the 6th of October, 205 Palestinians were killed.

Out of the total killed, 190 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during the mass protests, while 15 others were killed during various Israeli attacks.

The report confirmed that out of the total 1,434 injured, 737 patients required transfer to hospitals or medical clinics, including 150 children and 32 females. Of the hospitalized injured, 12 cases were critical, 245 moderate, 453 mild and the remaining 27 were unspecified cases.

The report added that the total number of amputations during the entire period was 81, including 15 children, and one female. Out of this total, 73 were lower limb amputations and 8 upper limb amputations.

"The Great March of Return" protests were launched on March 30th by thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza -- which has suffered from over a decade-long Israeli siege -- who took to the borders to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.

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