Bassel Mustafa Ibrahim

December 15, 2017: Bassel Mustafa Ibrahim, 29, was shot with live Israeli army fire during a protest challenging Donald Trump’s December 13th claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the soldiers killed Bassel Ibrahim, 29, by shooting him with a live round in the chest, during protests in his town Anata, north of occupied Jerusalem.

He suffered a serious wound, and died at the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, while doctors and surgeons were trying to save his life.

On the day of this killing, thousands of Palestinian marched in several parts of the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, before Israeli soldiers started firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Three other Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces this day. Palestinian hospitals provided treatment to at least 367 persons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 103 Palestinians were shot in the West Bank; two of them suffered life-threatening wounds and remain in critical conditions.

264 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds, 1000, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Bassel was from Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC