Gazan dies of wounds sustained during Israel war

The latest fatality brings the number of Palestinians killed during 51 days of fierce Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip to 2,157.

Gazan dies of wounds sustained during Israel war

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Palestinian youth on Sunday died of injuries sustained during Israel's seven-week military onslaught on the Gaza Strip, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman.

"The 22-year-old man from the northern Jabalya town succumbed to his wounds at a Jordanian hospital on Sunday," Ashraf al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency.

The latest fatality brings the number of Palestinians killed during 51 days of fierce Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip – which finally ended late last month – to 2,157.

More than 570 Palestinian children were killed during Israel's onslaught, according to al-Qodra.

Over the same period, at least 72 Israelis – 67 soldiers and five civilians – were killed, according to Israeli figures.

The offensive, launched with the stated aim of halting rocket fire from Gaza, ended with the announcement on August 26 of an open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions.

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