August 17, 2018: Sa’adi ِAkram Abu Muammar, 26, was killed by an Israeli army sharpshooter, while he was participating in a non-violent protest near Rafah, in southern Gaza.
Sa’adi is a married father of two daughters, Rahaf, 5, and Aseel, 3, and his wife is seven months pregnant.
He was one of two Palestinians killed on August 17th by the Israeli military while participating in the ‘Great March of Return’ protests.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians and injured 270 others, including 60 who were shot with live fire.
In addition to Saadi, the soldiers killed Karim Abul-Fatayer, 30, who was shot in the head at a protest near al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza. Karim was shot in his eye, and the bullet exited through the back of his head after fracturing his skill and scattering his brain.
The Health Ministry also said the soldiers injured 270 Palestinians in several parts of the Gaza Strip, during the Great Return processions; 166 of them were treated in field clinics, and 104 were rushed to hospitals.
Among the wounded are 60 who were shot with live fire, including 19 children, in addition to nine medics, who were injured by shrapnel or suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
The Health Ministry in Gaza said the latest Israeli assaults bring the number of slain Palestinians since March 30th, to 170, in addition to 18300 who were injured.
The 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.