August 3, 2018: Ahmad Yahia Atallah Yaghi, 25, was shot and killed by an Israeli army sharpshooter while participating in a non-violent protest rally on Palestinian lands east of the Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza city.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israel soldiers engaged in the excessive use of force against the nonviolent “Great Return March” in Gaza, on its nineteenth consecutive week, killing a young man, and wounding 220 Palestinians, including 90 who were shot with live fire.
It is worth mentioning that, in a previous protest, the soldiers shot Yaghi with live fire, wounding him in his leg.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra of the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers injured 220 Palestinians, including 90 who were shot with live fire, in the Gaza Strip.
He added that the soldiers, stationed in their fortified sniper posts hundreds of meters away from the perimeter fence, also shot six other Palestinians with live fire, in the same area, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
The soldiers also shot four Palestinians with live fire, east of Khuza’a town, east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis. All four were rushed to the European Hospital, while many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
Another Palestinian suffered a moderate injury after the soldiers shot him with live fire in his leg, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Furthermore, one Palestinian was shot with a live round in his pelvis, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza, before he was moved to Abu Yousef Najjar hospital, suffering a moderate injury.
The army attacked the Palestinian protesters in several parts of the coastal region, especially east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, in addition to Rafah, Khan Younis, Beit Lahia and Beit Hanoun areas, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip.
Dozens of protesters launched balloons carrying the colors of the Palestinian flag, in addition to flying burning kites, causing fire in lands in Israeli settlements hundreds of meters away from the fence.
On Friday evening, the soldiers fired a shell at a site east of Rafah, causing fire and property damage.
Ahmad was from Gaza City. Source: IMEMC