TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Palestinian medic has succumbed to his wounds a month after being shot by Israeli troops during clashes along the Gaza border, Palestinian officials said.
Mohammed al-Jdaili, 36, died after being hit by Israeli fire, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday, AFP reported.
The Palestinian Red Crescent organization said in a statement he had been hit in the face by a rubber-coated bullet while performing his humanitarian duties in northern Gaza on May 3.
Since the injury he had been receiving treatment in Hebron (al-Khalil) in the occupied West Bank, it said.
Palestinian official news agency Wafa said the father of four was hurt while treating wounded people near the border fence in Jabalia in northern Gaza.
Palestinians have held weekly protests on the Gaza border over the siege on the enclave and the right for refugees to return to their homes they were forcibly expelled from during the 1948 creation of Israel.
More than 260 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018. Over 26,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.
The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14 last year, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.
On June 13, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, sponsored by Turkey and Algeria, condemning the Israeli regime for the death of Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
The resolution, which had been put forward on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries, garnered a strong majority of 120 votes in the 193-member assembly, with eight votes against and 45 abstentions.