Ra’ad Majed al-Bahri

October 18, 2019: Ra’ad Majed Mohammad al-Bahri, 25, was shot and killed by Israeli forces at Jabara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, on Friday evening.

A correspondent with the Palestinian WAFA News Agency confirmed that a young man died after being shot by the Israeli forces at the roadblock after the soldiers shot him.

WAFA also reported that the young man was left to bleed to death when Israeli forces refused to allow the entry of ambulances of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society to the roadblock.

The Israeli army claimed that the “man ran towards the military roadblock, intending to attack the soldiers.”

But a photo released by the military shows the body of Ra’ad lying on the street a wide distance from the checkpoint where the soldiers were stationed. The army also produced no evidence to back their claim that Ra’ad was a threat.

Ra’ad was from Kafr Zibad village, south of Tulkarem. Source: IMEMC

Fadi Osama Hijazi

October 7, 2019: Fadi Osama Ramadan Hijazi, 21, died of wounds sustained several months earlier when he was shot by Israeli soldiers while participating in the Great Return March processions, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Following his injury, on April 19th, 2019, Palestinian medics rushed him to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, but he remained in a very critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) issued a statement mourning the slain Palestinian and said that he was one of its members.

The DFLP denounced the escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially in the besieged Gaza Strip, and the deliberate use of live fire against the protesters along the perimeter fence in the coastal region.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian was first shot on February 22nd, 2019, while participating in the Great Return March processions, east of Jabalia, and after recovering, he was shot again on April 19th and remained in a critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.

Israeli soldiers have killed 326 Palestinians, including medics and journalists, since the Great Return March processions started in the Gaza Strip, on Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018. The army is holding the corpses of 16 of them and refusing to transfer them back to the families for burial.







Fadi was from Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Alaa Nizar Ayesh Hamdan

October 4, 2019: Alaa Nizar Ayesh Hamdan, 28, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Abu Safiyya area, east of Jabalia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, after the army attacked non-violent protesters in different parts of the coastal region, wounding 57, including 18 who were shot with live ammunition.

The Palestinian protest organizers called this Friday’s March of Return the “Friday of 78 Children”, in honor of the 78 children killed by Israeli forces since the weekly protest marches began in March of 2018.

Palestinian medical sources reported that Alaa Nizar Ayesh Hamdan, 28, was shot and killed by the soldiers in a protest east of Jabalia town in the northern Gaza Strip while participating in the March of Return protest. He was taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, where he was declared dead.

In addition to Hamdan, Israeli forces shot 18 Palestinian protesters with live ammunition, along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, several of whom had critical injuries.

39 Palestinians suffered from other injuries inflicted by the Israeli military, including being hit with so-called ‘less-lethal’ weaponry, and reactions to tear gas resulting in hospitalization.

The soldiers stationed in military towers and behind earth mounds along the separation fence east of the Gaza Strip fired live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at the participants, causing dozens of protesters to suffer from tear gas inhalation.

Organizers of the weekly Great March of Return in Gaza say that the purpose of the protests are to condemn the unjust siege imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2007, and to call for the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their cities and villages from which they were displaced by Israeli forces in 1948 and 1967.

In a statement in advance of Friday’s protest marches, the organizers wrote, “reconciliation is the choice of our people,” adding that the Friday protest was in honor of the Palestinian victims of the occupation, noting, in particular, the cases of “Mohammed Al-Durra, Fares Odeh, Fares Sersawi, Yasser Abu Naja and Mohammed Abu Khdair.”

They called on Arab and Islamic countries to shoulder their responsibilities in ending and lifting the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip, in order to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their right to work, trade, travel and travel without restrictions. The statement added that the continuation of the siege and closure is an ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people. Alaa was from Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. Source: IMEMC