Hani Mohammad al-Majdalawi

Hani MajdalawiAugust 20, 2018: Hani Mohammad Odah al-Majdalawi, 24, was killed by Israeli sharpshooters near the border fence between Gaza and Israel, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army said their soldiers opened fire at Hani and killed him. The soldiers then kidnapped his corpse and took it to an unknown location. The army claimed that Hani  had fired shots at the soldiers stationed at a military base on the border, but presented no evidence of this claim. The army said no soldiers were injured.

The military published a picture of the slain Palestinian after he was shot, and his family found out about his death by seeing his picture posted on Israeli media.

Since March 30th, 2018, 171 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, in addition to 18300 who were injured.

Most of the Palestinians were killed in non-violent protests, which began on March 30th, 2018, call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties 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. It also marked the date that the U.S. President, Donald Trump, chose to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, thus denying the right to exist for the nearly one million Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.

Hani was from Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza. Source: IMEMC