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50 % of Palestinians killed in 2013 shot in upper body
50 % of Palestinians killed in 2013 shot in upper body
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Gaza, ALRAY - Ministry of Health said Wednesday that 50 % of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip were shot in the upper body.

It clearly proves that the occupation is still practicing a systematic murder against the Palestinian people despite the truce signed in 2012, the ministry said.

Death toll of the Palestinian killed in 2013 was 12 while the number of injuries reached 152 due to the ongoing violations by Israeli occupation. 

41.7 % of the killed Palestinians were shot with live ammunition, most are workers and farmers who work near the border fence. 59.9 % were injured with ammunition, the ministry added.

On 21 November 2012, Israel and the Palestinian resistance came to a ceasefire agreement to end the eight days attack that had killed many and injured hundreds of innocent civilians.

The terms of the latest agreement include ending all hostilities by Israelis and Palestinians, facilitating the freedom of movement and transferring goods to Gaza. Yet, Israel has violated these simple truce points continuously since they were agreed upon. Not only are the crossings still very restricted, but the fire into Gaza continues, with the first one occurring the next day after the truce agreement.