Gazan child dies of wounds from 2014 Israeli war

A Palestinian minor on Saturday succumbed to wounds he sustained during the 2014 deadly Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry.

Mohammed Nasser alRifi, 14, was seriously injured in an Israeli attack on his home in AlTuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City, in 2014.

He died of his wounds on Saturday at AlWafa hospital in Gaza, ministry spokesman Ashraf alQidra said in a statement.

The minor's father, brother and four relatives had died in the Israeli attack.

In July 2014, the Israeli army launched a 51day offensive on the Gaza Strip on the pretext of halting rocket fire from the Palestinian territory.

A total of 2323 Palestinians were martyred and around 11,000 others injured in the assault, according to figures released by the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The Gaza Strip has groaned under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2006 that has gutted the territory's economy and deprived its two million inhabitants of many staple commodities.

Source: Anadolu Agency