Palestinian dies of wounds 2 months after US embassy demo

Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
Updated 24 July 2018
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Palestinian dies of wounds 2 months after US embassy demo

  • The protests were against the controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem
  • Majid Aqeel, 26, succumbed to his wounds more than two months after being shot

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian wounded in May by Israeli fire during deadly clashes on the Gaza border has died of his injuries, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said on Tuesday.
Majid Aqeel, 26, succumbed to his wounds more than two months after being shot in northern Gaza during mass protests along the border on May 14.
The protests, which were against the controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on the same day, were the peak of months of border demonstrations.
At least 63 Palestinians were killed on May 14, making it the most bloody day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 war.
At least 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests broke out on March 30 against Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip and calling for Gazans to be allowed to return to their historic homeland, now inside Israel.
One Israeli soldier was shot dead near the border on July 20, sparking fierce retaliatory strikes.


Airplane catches fire at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport, 50 passengers still aboard

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Airplane catches fire at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport, 50 passengers still aboard

LONDON: An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Tuesday but all 100 passengers were evacuated without injury, the head of Iran's emergency department said on state television.

Pir-Hossein Kolivand said the fire broke out after the aircraft's landing gear did not open properly, and was later brought under control.

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