RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — The National Gathering of Palestine Families on Sunday said that the Israeli occupation has killed 41 Palestinians since the beginning of 2019.
Secretary general of the gathering Mohammed Sbeihat said in the first quarterly report for 2019 that 24 of the martyrs were from the southern governorates and 17 from the north.
Sbeihat added that two of the martyrs were women and 12 under the age of 18. Mujahed Abu Amsha, 13, from Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, was the youngest.
The oldest was Fares Baroud, 51, from al-Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, and he died in Israeli jails on 6 February, according to the report.
Sbeihat noted that seven Palestinian families have not received the bodies of their killed relatives yet, which means that in 2019 the number of Palestinian martyrs held by the Israeli authorities increased to 266.