Web Desk(April 28, 2018): The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a boy has died a day after being hit by an Israeli gunshot in the head.
Azzam Hillal, 15, went injured during deadly violence along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday when thousands of Palestinians held the fifth round of weekly protests dubbed the “Return March” of refugees and descendants to ancestral homes in Israel. Three other Palestinians were also shot dead during Friday’s protests.
Hamas, the group controlling Gaza, is largely leading the marches also to highlight a decade of Israel-Egyptian blockade that made it hard for the Islamic movement to govern.
Thirty-nine Palestinians have been shot dead since the marches began late last month, including four minors. More than 1,600 have been injured.