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Palestinian journalist dies of wounds sustained by Israeli army in Gaza

PALESTINE (OBSERVATORY) – A Palestinian journalist died Wednesday of wounds sustained by the Israeli army two weeks ago east of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the health ministry and the family of the journalist.

“Ahmed Abu Hussein, 25, was killed on April 13 when he was treated at a hospital inside the Green Line (Israel),” said Ashraf Kedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry. To transfer the body to Gaza for the funeral. ”

Ahmed Abu Hussein was transferred to the Palestinian medical compound in Ramallah on April 19, but after his condition deteriorated, he was taken to Shiba Hospital in Tel Hashomer in Tel Aviv.

He is the second Palestinian journalist killed by the Israeli army during the “March of Return” demonstrations near the border in the southern Gaza Strip.

Yasser Murtaja was shot dead by an Israeli sniper on April 6 and was wearing a jacket with the inscription “Press”, which led to criticism of Israel.

The death brings to 41 the number of Palestinians killed since Palestinian protests broke out as part of a “March of Return” that began on March 30.