Abdul-Fattah Abu ‘Azzoum

June 28, 2018: Abdul-Fattah Mustafa Abu ‘Azzoum, 17, died from serious wounds he suffered earlier at dawn, after Israeli soldiers fired shells at Palestinians in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry said the child suffered serious head wounds, inflicted by fragments of an Israel shell.

He was rushed to Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital, in Rafah, where he underwent an urgent surgery, but later succumbed to his wounds at the Intensive Care Unit.

Another Palestinian was also injured in the Israeli attack, and suffered moderate-to-severe wounds to several parts of his body.

The Israeli army claimed that the two Palestinians “were crawling towards the border fence,” when the soldiers fired a shell at them.

On Wednesday evening, the soldiers shot four Palestinians, including one who suffered serious wounds, and detained one child, east of Rafah, after the army claimed they attempted to breech the border fence.

On June 24, a young man, identified as Osama Khalil Abu Khater, 29, died from serious wounds he suffered, two days earlier, when Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire during a protest at the Gaza border fence.

The latest deaths bring the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli army fire and shells since the “Great Return March” processions started on Palestinian Land Day, on March 30th 2018, to 133 including two journalists, identified as Yasser Mortaja, 31, and Ahmad Abu Hussein, 25.

The soldiers also  killed two medics, identified as Razan Najjar, 22, and Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, 36, injured 223 others, in addition to causing damage to 37 ambulances. Abdul-Fattah was from Rafah. Source: IMEMC