Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha

January 14, 2019: Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha, 14, died of serious wounds he suffered on Friday January 11th, 2019 when Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire at a Great Return March protest in northern Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that Abdul-Rauf was shot with a live round in the head during the Great Return March procession, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.

The Ministry added that the child was first rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, in Beit Lahia, and was later moved to the Shifa Medical Center, in Gaza City, due to the seriousness of his wounds.

On the day of his serious injury, the soldiers killed a Palestinian woman, identified as Amal Mustafa at-Taramisi, 43, also with a live round in the head.

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, a Palestinian man, identified as Anwar Mohammad Qdeih, 33, died of serious  wounds sustained three weeks earlier, when he was shot in the neck by Israeli sharpshooters while participating in the Great Return March in Gaza.

It is worth mentioning that the army has killed a least 257 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including journalists, medics, children and women, since the Great Return March procession started on Palestinian Day, March 30th, 2018.

The Israeli army killed Palestinian Photojournalist Yasser Mortaja, and journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, in the Gaza Strip, in addition to wounding dozens of journalists, in 2018.

The soldiers also killed three medics, identified as Razan Najjar, 22, Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, 36, and Abdullah al-Qutati, 20, in the Gaza Strip, in 2018.

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Abdul-Rauf was from Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC