Anas Shawqi Abu ‘Asser

May 2, 2018: Anas Shawqi Abu ‘Asser, 19, died from serious wounds he suffered last Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured him during a protest rally at the Gaza-Israel border as part of the ‘Great March of Return’.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, reported that Anas was shot with a live round in the head on April 30th, and remained in the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his serious wound.

The young man was shot during a nonviolent procession east of the Zeitoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City.

His death brings the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli army fire since the start of the “Great Return March” nonviolent protests in Gaza, on Palestinian Land Day (March 30) to 45, including five children.

More than 7000 Palestinians, including 701 children and 225 women have been injured.

Anas was from Tal al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza City. Source: IMEMC