Maher Atallah

December 08, 2017: Maher Atallah, 54, was killed by Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza, after the army opened fire at dozens of Palestinians, protesting, in their lands, near the border fence, in northern Gaza.

Medial sources in Gaza said the Palestinian was seriously wounded by Israeli army live fire, and died from his wounds, shortly after he was injured.

The sources added that the army injured 153 Palestinians, including an infant, in the Gaza Strip, and that five of the wounded suffered serious injuries.

Another Palestinian, identified as Mahmoud al-Masri,30, was also killed by Israeli army fire, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that, besides killing the two Palestinians, the soldiers injured 1114 Palestinians that day alone, in various parts of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

The Ministry added that 954 Palestinians received treatment by local medics, mostly due to teargas inhalation, or after being shot with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets.

160 wounded Palestinians, including those who were shot with live rounds, were transferred to various hospitals in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Maher was from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC