Israeli Forces Kill Paramedic Treatening Wounded Activist In Gaza

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On August 10th, two Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli Forces during the weekly protests along the Gaza Strip. One of the victims was a paramedic.

Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidreh, cited by Middle East Eye, said that Abdullah al-Qattati, who was in his 20s, was shot in the chest near Rafah in southern Gaza while treating the wounded and 55-year-old Ali al-Alloul was also killed in the same area.

He is further cited to have said that another 242 Palestinians were injured during the protest.

This incident comes after Gaza’s Hamas group and Israel agreed on a ceasefire on August 9th. The agreement ended an escalation which led to exchange of rocket launches from both sides. The exchange was caused by misunderstanding by Israel Defense Forces which prompted them to fire a tank shell, killing two Hamas soldiers. As a retaliation to the tank fire, Hamas launched rockets, to which Israeli Defense Forces answered with rocket fire of their own.

Since March 30th, when the weekly protests began, the Gaza Healthy Ministry estimates that at least 158 Palestinians have been killed and another 17,350 have been wounded by Israeli forces stationed beyond the Gaza Strip fence.

The protests aim to draw attention to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after Hamas took control of Gaza. The large turnout of Palestinians at the protests is due to the worsening conditions caused by the blockade. Palestinians only get electricity for a few hours per day, there is high unemployment and poverty. Israel insists that Hamas is behind the protests, which the activists who lead the protests have denied.

With the establishment of the August 10th ceasefire, as reported by News Hub, organizers of the border protests drove the streets of Gaza with loudspeakers, calling for massive attendance.

Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV channel reported late August 9th that the Egyptian-brokered deal took hold “on the basis of mutual calm.” There is still no further information about the agreement and whether it addresses the deeper issues that have prevented the sides from reaching a long-term ceasefire agreement.

Egypt and the UN have attempted, and presumably succeeded in mediating a comprehensive ceasefire to prevent all-out war and to ease the crisis in Gaza.

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  • Rob

    There are many proofs that US and Israel are anti humans.

  • gustavo

    Israel force specialty: killing scientists, killing civil activists, killing children, killing elder, killing women.

  • iosongasingsing

    Israel is a racist regime that to steal the land massacres the Palestinian natives, the Saudis an Islamic regime like Daesh that massacres free Arab men.

  • RichardD

    These filthy Jew leg breakers have unnecessarily broken thousands of unarmed demonstrators legs and created this crisis with their decades of colonial crimes against the Palestinians who are the rightful owners of the land. The Gaza fence and West Bank barrier wall should be torn down and Palestinian refugees allowed to return to Palestine to help with the dejudification and unification of Palestine and the replacement of Israel with Palestine at the UN as part of the dejudification of our planet.

  • RichardD

    The evil Jew baby raping land thieves and squatters had these tragedies planned from the inception of Zionism.

    From the 1919 King–Crane Commission:

    “The Commission Report was skeptical of the viability of a Jewish state in “Syria”. The logic of the Commission went along the lines that the first principle to be respected must be self-determination. It pointed out that a majority of “Syrians” were against the formation of a Jewish state. It concluded that the only way to establish a viable Jewish state would be with armed force to enforce it. This was precisely what the Commission wanted to avoid, so they dismissed the idea, saying that Zionists anticipated “a practically complete dispossession of the present non-Jewish inhabitants to Palestine, by various forms of purchase”. That said, there would be nothing wrong with Jews coming to “Israel” and simply living as Jewish Syrian citizens, but noted “nor can the erection of such a Jewish State be accomplished without the gravest trespass upon the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine”. The latter statement was based on the assumption that an army of at least 50,000 would be required to establish Jewish ownership by force.[16] In respect to the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East, the report cautioned “Not only you as president but the American people as a whole should realize that if the American government decided to support the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine, they are committing the American people to the use of force in that area, since only by force can a Jewish state in Palestine be established or maintained.””

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%E2%80%93Crane_Commission

  • RichardD

    The US veto can be bypassed with UNGA Resolution 377A proceeedings to provide Palestine full UN membership to help bring about the end of Israel and the end of Jews on our planet:

    “The General Assembly voted 176-7 on Tuesday to affirm the Palestinian right to self-determination, one day after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pledged to renew his quest for state membership in the international body. ..

    The United States, Canada and Israel were among the seven that opposed the text; four states abstained.”

    – 176 NATIONS AT UN CALL FOR PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD –

    https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/176-nations-at-UN-call-for-Palestinian-statehood-518535