Mohammad Nasr ar-Reefy

November 3rd, 2018: Mohammad Nasr ar-Reefy, 14, died from serious wounds he suffered after the army fired a missile at his home, during the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, in the summer of 2014.

The Al-Wafa’ Rehabilitation Hospital said the child, Mohammad Nasr ar-Reefy, 14, was seriously injured, on August 21, 2014, with injuries and shrapnel all over his body, including a piece in his spine, resulting in quadriplegia and various health complications.

The child was injured mainly in his neck and head when the Israeli army fired a missile at the family’s farmland, in the Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza city.

The Israeli missile instantly killed the child’s brother Omar Nasr Ziad ar-Reefy, 4, and their father Nasr Ziad ar-Reefy, 35, in addition to his cousin Abdullah Tareq ar-Reefy, 7, and Abdullah’s brother Ziad, 13, along with their father, Mohammad Ziad Abed-Rabbo ar-Reefy, 28,

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reported at the time that, on Thursday morning August 21st, 2014, an Israeli war jet fired a missile toward farmland owned by ar-Reefy family, near the an-Nafaq Street, north of Gaza city, killing five members of the family, including three children, and wounding four, including two children, identified as Maram ar-Reefi, and Ziad Tareq ar-Reefy, 9, who later died from his wounds.

It said the soldiers killed Ahmad Tareq ar-Reefy, Mohammad Tareq ar-Reefy, 13, Abdullah Tareq ar-Reefy, 6, and Mohammad Ziad Abed-Rabbo ar-Reefy, 28, and injured dozens, many of them seriously.

A few hours later, the army fired a missile into Sheikh Radwan Graveyard, north of Gaza city, killing four graveyard workers and caretakers, identified as Abdul-Rahim Talal Shweikh, 22, Rami Hamdi Salem, 20, Mohammad Hamdi Salem, 18, and Awsam Talal Shweikh, 45, in addition to seriously wounding Salem Abu Ghaddayeen, 28.

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said the soldiers killed at least 2218 Palestinians during the 51-day Israeli offensive on the coastal region, while dozens later died from their serious wounds. Around 84% of the slain Palestinians were civilians, including hundreds of children.

Al-Mezan stated that the Israeli bombardment and shelling of Palestinian homes, residential buildings and structures, resulted in wiping out entire families, while dozens of families lost multiple members. According to UN OCHA, 142 families lost 3 members or more in the Israeli attacks.

Mohammad was from Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza city, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Abdul-Hamid Abu Thaher

October 28, 2018: Abdul-Hamid Mohammad Abdul-Aziz Abu Thaher, 13, was blown apart by an Israeli tank shell near the perimeter fence area, between Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip, along with two other children.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has officially identified the three slain children as Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Sa’id, 14, Abdul-Hamid Mohammad Abdul-Aziz Abu Thaher, 13, and Mohammad Ibrahim Abdullah Satri, 13.

The Ministry added that the three children are from Wadi al-Salqa area, in Deir al-Balah governorate, in central Gaza.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said medics of the Red Crescent initiated a search campaign on foot, to locate the three slain Palestinians, and added that the medics eventually located their mutilated remains.

Dr. al-Qedra said that many ambulances, medics and medic volunteers arrived at the area to search for the remains of the slain Palestinians.

After locating them, the ambulances moved the mutilated remains to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

The Israeli army claimed that its soldiers “targeted Palestinians, who were attempting to place an explosive object near the border fence,” to allegedly target military vehicles driving there.

The  three Palestinian children were killed in Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, and did not cross it.

Local sources have reported that the three children may have been laying a trap for birds when they were attacked.

Abdul-Hamid was from Wadi al-Salqa area, in Deir al-Balah governorate, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Sa’id

October 28, 2018: Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Sa’id, 14, was blown apart by an Israeli tank shell near the perimeter fence area, between Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip, along with two other children.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has officially identified the three slain children as Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Sa’id, 14, Abdul-Hamid Mohammad Abdul-Aziz Abu Thaher, 13, and Mohammad Ibrahim Abdullah Satri, 13.

The Ministry added that the three children are from Wadi al-Salqa area, in Deir al-Balah governorate, in central Gaza.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said medics of the Red Crescent initiated a search campaign on foot, to locate the three slain Palestinians, and added that the medics eventually located their mutilated remains.

Dr. al-Qedra said that many ambulances, medics and medic volunteers arrived at the area to search for the remains of the slain Palestinians.

After locating them, the ambulances moved the mutilated remains to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

The Israeli army claimed that its soldiers “targeted Palestinians, who were attempting to place an explosive object near the border fence,” to allegedly target military vehicles driving there.

The  three Palestinian children were killed in Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, and did not cross it.

Local sources have reported that the three children may have been laying a trap for birds when they were attacked.

Khaled was from Wadi al-Salqa area, in Deir al-Balah governorate, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Ibrahim Satri

October 28, 2018: Mohammad Ibrahim Abdullah Satri, 13, was blown apart by an Israeli tank shell near the perimeter fence area, between Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip, along with two other children.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has officially identified the three slain children as Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Sa’id, 14, Abdul-Hamid Mohammad Abdul-Aziz Abu Thaher, 13, and Mohammad Ibrahim Abdullah Satri, 13.

The Ministry added that the three children are from Wadi al-Salqa area, in Deir al-Balah governorate, in central Gaza.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said medics of the Red Crescent initiated a search campaign on foot, to locate the three slain Palestinians, and added that the medics eventually located their mutilated remains.

Dr. al-Qedra said that many ambulances, medics and medic volunteers arrived at the area to search for the remains of the slain Palestinians.

After locating them, the ambulances moved the mutilated remains to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

The Israeli army claimed that its soldiers “targeted Palestinians, who were attempting to place an explosive object near the border fence,” to allegedly target military vehicles driving there.

The  three Palestinian children were killed in Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, and did not cross it.

Local sources have reported that the three children may have been laying a trap for birds when they were attacked.

Mohammad was from Wadi al-Salqa area, in Deir al-Balah governorate, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Montaser Mohammad al-Baz

October 23, 2018: Montaser Mohammad Ismael al-Baz, 17, was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers while protesting at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Montaser was shot and seriously injured with a live round in the head.

The seriously wounded Palestinian was transferred to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, and was later rushed to the Shifa Medical Center, due to the seriousness of his condition, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The Ministry added that at least five other Palestinians were shot live ammunition, when the soldiers, stationed in fortified sniper posts hundreds of meters across the border fence, targeted Palestinian protesters in their lands, near the perimeter fence, in central Gaza.

On October 19th, 2018, the Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reported that the army had killed 217 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including 163 who were killed at the protests, among them 33 children, one woman, two journalists, three paramedics, and four persons with disability, since the Great Return March processions started in the Gaza Strip on Palestinian Land Day, on March 30th, 2018.

The report by al-Mezan added that at least 11,155 persons were injured, including 2,009 children, 442 women, 122 paramedics, and 130 journalists.

Of those injured, 6,392 were hit by live fire, including 1,016 children and 120 women. The Israeli military continues to hold the bodies of ten of the killed, including of two children.

The Palestinians are demanding the legitimate internationally guaranteed Right of Return, to their villages and towns, which they are forced out from in 1948, before Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine.

They are also demanding an end to the deadly 12-year blockade and siege on the over 2 million Palestinians living in the devastated and war-torn Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that, on October 22, 2018, the soldiers killed a Palestinian, identified as Moammar Arif al-Atrash, 42, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Montaser was from Deir al-Balah, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Malak Rabah Abu Jazar

October 23, 2018: Malak Rabah Abu Jazar, 4, drowned to death when a boat filled with immigrants capsized off the coast of Bodrum resort town, northwest of Turkey, where she and her parents were trying to flee the conditions in Gaza.

The Turkish Coast Guard has confirmed that the boat capsized near Bodrum, leading to the death of two children.

One of the slain children, identified as Malak Rabah Abu Jazar, only four years of age, is from Rafah city, while several members of her family were injured in the incident.

A day after her death, her cousin, Ehab ‘Aaed Abu Jazar, 4, died at a hospital in Turkey, despite the efforts to save his life, he had excessive amount on water in his lungs.

A second child, a seven-year-old girl,  was also killed in the incident.

The Daily Sabah Newspaper said two children were killed, and eighteen migrants were rescued when the boat, “carrying illegal migrants sank off the Coast of Bodrum, a resort town in southwestern Turkey located near the Greek island of Kos.”

The capsized boat was carrying 34 migrants from various nationalities that were still being verified at the time of this report, while fourteen of them managed to safely swim to the shore.

The migrants boarded the 9-meter-long fiber glass boat just minutes before it started sinking off the beach of Gümbet beach in Bodrum.

The Daily Sabah said locals heard the screams of the migrants and called the police, before Coastal Guards rushed to the area and initiated a rescue campaign.

In a Facebook post, the Abu Jazar family has confirmed Malak’s death, and said that Rabah Abul-Ghani Abu Jazar, and Aa’ed Abdullah Abu Jazar, along with their families, were rescued.

The Turkish coastal police launched an investigation and reportedly detained four suspects, whose identities were not revealed, but are believed to be smugglers helping the migrants sneak out of Turkey and into Greece, Daily Sabah has reported.

It added that the capsized boat had the capacity to carry ten persons, but was instead carrying 34.

The Turkish coastguard is searching for potential survivors, especially since the accounts about the number of people aboard the boat are conflicting.

The Daily Sabah said the fourteen migrants from Somalia, and Palestine, were located in the area, and told the police that they were supposed to be on board the capsized boats, but couldn’t do so because it was already overcrowded before it sailed.

Malak was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Abu Na’im

October 12, 2018:  Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 women and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – occurred on May 14 when Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of historical Palestine and the ensuing ethnic cleansing of half a million Palestinian refugees.

Ahmad was from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.. Source: IMEMC

Fares Hafeth Sarsawi

October 5, 2018: Fares Hafeth Abdul-Aziz Sarsawi, 12, was shot by Israeli soldiers with a live round in the chest, east of Gaza city, while participating in the ‘March of Return’ protest on the Gaza-Israel border. 

Fares was one of three Palestinians who were killed at the protests that day, while 376 others were injured by live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces. Among the injured were four journalists and three medics. Of those injured, 134 were hit by live gunfire, including 32 children and five women. Seven of the cases were described as critical.

Also killed by Israeli soldiers on the same day was Mahmoud Akram Abu Sam’an, 23, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired a live round in his chest, east of Gaza city.

The third Palestinian killed that day was Hussein Fathi al-Reqeb, 18, who was shot with a live round in the abdomen, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

A number of the wounded protesters had to be rushed to the hospital, while the rest were treated in field clinics.

An ambulance en route to the hospital was directly targeted by an Israeli teargas canister, which caused damage to the ambulance.

In addition, the al-Mezan Center said the soldiers targeted journalists and medics, seriously wounding a medic identified as Mohammad Nidal Abu ‘Aassi, 27, with a live round in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, before he was rushed to the European Hospital.

It added that the soldiers also shot a volunteer medic, identified as Tasneem Fathi Hammad, 20, with a gas bomb in her right leg, and volunteer medic Mohammad Samir Za’anin, 30, with a gas bomb in his head, in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

The army also fired gas bombs at ambulances, causing damage to at least one ambulance, east of Gaza city.

In addition, the soldiers also shot a photojournalist, identified as Dua’ Farid Zo’rob, 20, with a live round in her leg, east of Khan Younis, journalist Khaled Ramadan al-Aswad, 21, with a live round in his left leg, photojournalist Mohammad Hazem al-Masri, 20, with a gas bomb in his head, photojournalist Mousa Soheil Oleyyan, with bullets’ fragments in his arm, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, and journalist Mohammad Emad Za’noun, with rubber-coated steel bullets in his right leg, east of Gaza city.

Since the weekly protests began on March 30th, 2018, Israeli forces have killed 198 Palestinians, and wounded more than 22,000 – more than 4,000 of them wounded with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – occurred on May 14 when Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of historical Palestine and the ensuing ethnic cleansing of half a million Palestinian refugees.

Fares was from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood in Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Samir Abu Habel

October 3, 2018: Ahmad Samir Abu Habel, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers when they shot him with a high-velocity gas bomb in the head, and wounded 25 other Palestinians, during protests near Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal, in northern Gaza.

The child, Ahmad Samir Abu Habel, 15, was shot with a gas bomb which struck him directly in his head, and lodged in his skull.

A video shows gas pouring from his skull, where the canister lodged, and a group of young men rushing up to help him to an ambulance.

The soldiers also targeted a Palestinian ambulance with a gas bomb, and several live rounds, near the crossing.

Furthermore, the soldiers injured 25 other Palestinians, some with live fire who were rushed to the Indonesian Hospital in nearby Beit Lahia. The rest suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Video by Mohammad al-Masri

Ahmad was from Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Nayef al-Houm

September 28, 2018: Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers east of Gaza City while participating in a protest at the border fence between Gaza and Israel. He was one of seven Palestinians, including two children, who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Friday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that in addition to the seven Palestinians killed, Israeli soldiers wounded 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said, “the types of injuries, and the deliberate use of sniper fire against the protesters, reflect one of the bloodiest and most brutal military assaults against the processions in the Gaza Strip, since the massacre of May 14.”

The army killed sixty Palestinians on May 14th, 2018, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700. |

Dr. al-Qedra stated that 506 Palestinians suffered various types of injuries, 210 of them were moved to hospitals, and added that 90 of the injured were shot with live fire, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds.

He also said that among the wounded are 35 children, four women, four medics (including one with live fire,) and two journalists.

The soldiers killed Mohammad Ali Mohammad Anshassi, 18, and Nasser Azmi Misbih, 12, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.  

In Gaza city, Israeli army sharpshooters killed Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er, 18, who was killed east of the city, Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa, 24, from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and Mohammad Waleed Haniyya, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. Their corpses were moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city.

Furthermore, an army sharpshooter killed a child, identified as Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, with a live round in the chest, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before his corpse was moved to Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah.

The soldiers also killed Mohammad Ashraf al-Awawda, 23, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March procession, along the perimeter fence, across the eastern parts besieged Gaza Strip, for the 24th consecutive Friday, while many burnt tires, and a few managed to cross the fence.

The protesters also managed to down an Israeli drone flying over the Great Return Camp, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said that some protesters flew flammable balloons, across the perimeter fence.

The soldiers also fired several tank shells at observation posts, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of Gaza city.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Over 17,000 Palestinians have been wounded – 4,000 of them with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

Mohammad was from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC