September 18, 2018: Ala Ziad Abu ‘Aasi, 21 was killed by an Israeli missile east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Ala was killed along with his cousin,Naji Jamil Abu ‘Aasi, 18,.
Their bodies were severely mutilated, and it took the Palestinian Health Ministry several hours to properly and officially identify them.
The Health Ministry stated that the medics managed to reach the two Palestinians, near the perimeter fence in southern Gaza, and took them to Nasser Medical Center.
Israeli sources said the Israeli Air Force targeted Palestinians, who they claimed had approached the fence, and placed an explosive object.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also fired dozens of live rounds, and flares, at Palestinian protesters, east of Rafah, and in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza on the same day.
In related news, several Palestinians managed to reach an Israeli army sniper post, across the border fence, and burnt it, while a number of fighters fired live rounds at an Israeli drone, east of Khuza’a.
Picture of the two cousins, when they were alive:
Ala was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC