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Young Gazan protester laid to rest

Ashraf Shannon
Press TV, Gaza


Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have held a funeral for a young man killed by Israeli sharpshooters while taking part in the peaceful Great March of Return rallies. 

Israeli snipers shot and wounded 23 year old Ahmad Qarra in the abdomen Friday afternoon as he was protesting peacefully in the 68th Great March of Return rallies in the east of the coastal enclave. Qarra’s death brings to over 300 the number of fatalities among Palestinian protesters in Gaza due to Tel-Aviv's shoot-to-kill policy.

People in the impoverished enclave launched the Great March of Return Rallies in late March last year to demand the right of return for millions of Palestinian refugees and the complete lifting of the illegal Israeli blockade.

The deadliest day of the protests was on May the 14th, 2018, the eve of the 70th anniversary of Palestinian Nakba Day, or Day of Catastrophe.
On that day alone which coincided with Washington's relocation of its embassy from Tel-Aviv to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds Israeli forces shot and killed over 63 protesters.

Mourners called for more armed resistance against the Israeli regime and lashed out at Arab countries who covertly and overtly been normalizing their ties with Tel-Aviv

As they paid their last respects for Ahmad, Palestinians accused the international community of turning a blind vis-à-vis the Israeli regime’s brutal acts of aggression.

Human rights organizations are calling for an urgent action to hold Israeli leaders accountable for killing and maiming Palestinian demonstrators in direct violation of international laws and norms.

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