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Palestinian succumbs to wounds sustained during Land Day protests

April 3, 2019 2:43 P.M. (Updated: April 3, 2019 2:43 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- 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 that Fares Youssef Abu Hajras, 26, from Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, succmbed to his wounds on Tuesday evening.

Abu Hajras is the fifth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces during protests alongside 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, while 16,556 others were injured.

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