August 10, 2018: Abdullah al-Qutati, 20, a medic, was shot and killed by Israeli forces at a ‘Great Return March’ protest east of Rafah.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers killed Abdullah, along with Ali Sa’id al-‘Aloul, 55, after shooting both of them with live fire, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
al-Qedra stated that the soldiers injured 307 Palestinians on the same day, including 85 who were shot with live fire, during the Great March Procession on Palestinian lands near the barrier fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.
Dr. Jawad Awwad, the Palestinian Health Minister, issued a statement denouncing the ongoing Israeli excessive use of force against Palestinian nonviolent protesters, and condemning the fatal shooting of a Palestinian medic.176 of the wounded Palestinians received treatment at the make-shift clinics, while 131 were rushed to hospitals in the coastal region; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds.
Dr. Awwad said the killing of medic volunteer Abdullah al-Qutati, 20, east of Rafah, and the targeting of medics, journalists and unarmed civilians, are serious violations of International Law and all related resolutions and treaties.
He added that the soldiers have killed three medics, including a young woman, Razan Najjar, 22, since the Great Return March processions started on Palestinian Land Day, March 30th.
He called on the International Community, all legal and human rights groups, to intervene and stop the seriously-escalating Israeli violations against unarmed civilians in Palestine.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers have killed 170 Palestinians, including 25 children and three women, since the Great Return March protests began on March 30th, 2018.
The army also continued to target ambulances and medical teams, including attacks with live fire and gas bombs at make-shift clinics.
Besides killing al-Qutati on Friday, the soldiers also killed Ali Sa’id al-‘Aloul, 55, and injured 307 Palestinians, including 85 who were shot with live fire.
Abdullah was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC