Amal Mustafa al-Taramsi, 43, an activist with the Women’s Organization of the Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) in Gaza, was killed and at least 25 others were injured, including a journalist and a paramedic, on Friday, January 11, when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in the continuing Great March of Return protests along the Gaza-Israel border.As they have weekly since March 30, 2018, Israeli forces fired live ammunition and rubber-coated steel rounds, as well as tear gas and other means of crowd dispersal, at demonstrators who gathered to protest at several encampments along the border. During the more than nine months of protests, at least 205 Palestinians have been killed and over 22,000 others injured by Israeli forces.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, al-Taramsi was killed by a live bullet to her head. Another 14 protesters were wounded by live fire.
The slain women activist was prominent in the party’s feminist framework, represented by the Federation of Palestinian Working Women Committees in Gaza. The PPP issued a statement Friday saying that “the martyr Amal al-Taramsi is one of the party’s activists who have distinguished themselves during the struggle and among the public in the context of their belonging to the homeland and towards the goals that the party strives for at the national and social levels, and had participated in many national and social events.”
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