GAZA , (PIC)-- A Palestinian teenager succumbed to his wounds on Wednesday afternoon at Shifa hospital in Gaza after being wounded by IOF troops while participating in a peaceful demonstration near Nahal Oz crossing.
Dr. Muaweyah Hasaneen, director of ambulance and emergency services at the ministry of health, told PIC correspondent that Sulaiman Deeb, 19 years, was martyred after being seriously wounded during a peaceful demonstration against a security zone imposed by the Israeli occupation around the strip. Deeb was taken to Shifa hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
IOF troops have confronted the Gaza demonstrations against the security zone by firing live bullets at them wounding a number of demonstrators including some foreign sympathisers.
The security zone is 300 meters deep into the Gaza Strip and eats up about 20% of the area of the Gaza Strip, mostly agricultural land, the owners of which are denied utilising it.
People whose houses lie inside this zone live a daily risk of being shot and their homes are often the target of IOF troops' fire.