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Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:39PM
Israeli soldiers (file photo)

Israeli soldiers (file photo)

A Palestinian man who was shot by Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza Strip has died following a struggle for his life in critical condition, medical sources say. The 21-year-old farmer, Mustafa Abu Jirad, was shot in the head near the city of Beit Lahia on Monday. The Tel Aviv regime has repeatedly violated the terms of a ceasefire it signed with Palestinians, which ended the eight-day Israeli war on Gaza in November 2012. On January 11, a Palestinian man was killed and another injured by Israeli army gunfire in the northern parts of Gaza. The two men, one of them a 20-year-old farmer, were hit by live fire east of Jabaliya. Israel launched a major military offensive against the besieged Palestinian territory between November 14 and 21, 2012, which left over 160 Palestinians, including many women and children, dead and about 1,200 others injured. Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, which is a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty. The Israeli regime denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education. PG/HSN
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