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Report: 4 children among 19 Palestinians killed in August

Aug. 31, 2018 4:32 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 1, 2018 4:15 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Abdullah Horani Center of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) reported that Israeli forces killed a total of 19 Palestinians, including four children, during the month of August 2018.

The Center's report showed that 19 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces, of whom 17 were killed during "The Great March of Return" protests along the Gaza border or during Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Among them was another Palestinian, who was killed in the occupied West Bank. The last Palestinian killed was reported to be a Palestinian citizen of Israel.

According to the report, Israel is currently withholding the bodies of 28 slain Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank, which is in clear violation of international humanitarian law.

Since the beginning of "The Great March of Return" protests, which set off on March 30th, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that about 171 Palestinians have been killed and at least 18,000 others suffered injuries.

The ministry released a report earlier this month, which clearly showed that Israeli forces intentionally targeted Palestinians during Friday protests with the intention to kill since the injuries were caused by various types of live ammunition and were aimed at specific parts of the body.

The protests were launched by thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza -- which has suffered from a decade-long Israeli siege -- who took to the borders to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.
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