April 22, 2018: Abdullah Mohammad Shamali, 20, died of serious wounds he suffered two days prior, on Friday April 20th, when he was shot in the abdomen with a live round fired by an Israeli soldier stationed across the border fence.
After doctors tried for two days to save his life, they were unsuccessful, and Abdullah died from his wounds at the Gaza European Hospital, in Rafah.
On the same day of his serious injury, the soldiers killed four Palestinians, including one child, and injured 729, including 156 of the wounded were shot with live fire.
The slain Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Ibrahim Ayyoub, 15, Ahmad Rashad al-Athamna, 24, Ahmad Nabil Aqel, 25, and Sa’ad Abdul-Majid Abu Taha, 29.
At least three of the injured Palestinians suffered life-threatening wounds; 174 were rushed to local hospitals, and 271 others who received treatment in make-shift field clinics.
In related news, the soldiers shot, Sunday, three young Palestinian men with live fire, east of Khan Younis, and Gaza city, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters in the two areas.
Another young man, 18-year old Tahrir Mahmoud Wahba, who was deaf and mute, died of his wounds on Sunday as well.
The Palestinian Health Ministry stated that the soldiers have killed 39 Palestinians, and injured more than 5000, including 138 who suffered serious wounds, since the “Great March of Return” protests started on Palestinian Land Day, on March 30th, 2018.
Abdullah was from from al-Barazil neighborhood, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC