The Palestinian Ministry of Health today announced the death of Palestinian Osama Khalid Duaij. Duaij died due to injuries after being shot by Israeli occupation forces whilst participating in a march last Saturday, held east of Gaza City to commemorate the burning of al-Aqsa mosque. Duaij would have been 32 years-old today (25 August).
Duaij, who lived in the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza’s north, was wounded after occupation forces’ attacked against Palestinians participating in the march, held in the Malakah area east of Gaza City.
41 Palestinian civilians were wounded during the occupation’s suppression of the peaceful march. Israeli forces used live fire and rubber bullets. One civilian remains in a critical condition.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) has continuously condemned the Israeli occupation’s escalating, brutal practices against Palestinians. The AOHR UK has called on the international community to take practical steps to stop the occupation forces’ and settlers’ crimes against Palestinians.
AOHR UK stresses that in the context of this brutal occupation, silence is unacceptable, and that the occupying power continues to enjoy normal relations with the international community with neither oversight nor accountability.