|[ 15/05/2011 - 05:17 PM ]|
BEIT HANOUN, (PIC)-- An 18-year old Palestinian young man was shot dead at noon Sunday east of Gaza city in Shujaiya district.
90 other citizens, mostly children, also sustained different injuries when the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened intensive fire and shelled a peaceful march held on the Nakba anniversary near Beit Hanoun crossing.
Doctors said most of these citizens were moderately wounded and one of them is in critical condition.
A reporter for the Palestinian information center (PIC) said the IOF fired five artillery shells and machine guns at the march which led to this number of casualties, while ambulances rushed to the scene to transfer the wounded to hospitals.
Thousands of Palestinians participated in this peaceful march and raised Palestinian flags and symbolic keys to indicate their determination to return to their homes in the 1948 occupied lands. Dozens of Italian peace activists were also in the march.