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Rafah bids farewell to 2 killed Palestinian teens

Sept. 9, 2018 12:10 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 9, 2018 1:46 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip marched, on Saturday, in the funeral processions of two Palestinian teens, who were killed during "The Great March of Return."

Bilal Mustafa Khafaja, 17 was shot and killed by Israeli live ammunition during Friday protests at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, while Ahmad Misbah Abu Tyour, 16, succumbed on Saturday morning to wounds he sustained on Friday.

Medical sources confirmed that both teens were shot in the chest and killed by Israeli snipers.

The funeral processions set off from the European Hospital in Khan Younis towards the homes of the two killed teens, in Rafah in southern Gaza, for a final farewell.

The mourners waved Palestinians flags and chanted slogans calling for Israel to be held responsible and be brought to justice.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, more than 174 Palestinians have been killed and over 18,000 Palestinians injured since the start of “The Great March of Return” on March 30th.

The marches call for the end of the nearly 12-year Israeli siege of Gaza and for their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.

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