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Gaza hospitals: ‘Israel was shooting to kill or cause disability’

Al Jazeera speaks to doctors and Palestinians injured during Gaza's Land Day protests at a hospital struggling to cope.

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Hospitals in Gaza suffer from a serious shortage of medical supplies owing to an Israeli blockade in place for more than 10 years [Hosam Salem/Al Jazeera]

Gaza City – Mohammad Othman, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy, lies on a hospital bed at the intensive care unit of al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip – the oldest and biggest medical facility in the besieged enclave.

Othman is one of more than 1,500 Palestinians wounded on Friday when the Israeli army unleasheda storm of live ammunition, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets on thousands of people protesting along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel, killing 18.

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