Mohammad Abdul-Hai Abu Abada

October 29, 2018: Mohammad Abdul-Hai Abu Abada, 27, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the 14th Naval Procession in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

In addition to killing Mohammad, the soldiers also injured at least eighty other Palestinian protesters, including 15 who were shot with live fire,

After he was shot, Mohammad was rushed to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza City, where he was declared dead due to his severe wounds.

It is worth mentioning that Mohammad had been injured three separate times since the Great Return March processions started on March 30th.

The Health Ministry added that the soldiers injured eighty Palestinians, including 15 with live fire, and added that seven medics were also wounded, some with live fire, while the rest suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

Many Palestinian protesters burnt tires in an attempt to blur the vision of Israeli army sharpshooters, who were heavily deployed along the northern border of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The army fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and high-velocity gas bombs at the protesters, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

The Health Ministry denounced the ongoing and excessive use of force by the army, and condemned the targeting of civilians and medics, in addition to calling on the international community to act and end the Israeli violations, especially against medical teams and volunteers.

It is worth mentioning that fifteen boats participated in the naval procession, while dozens of Palestinians protested at the shore, before the army started firing dozens of live rounds, in addition to gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets.

The Higher National Committee for the Return Processions and Breaking the Siege, said that the Palestinians will not bargain on their legitimate national rights, and that they reject the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’.

It added that “the world needs to understand that the Palestinian people will never trade their legitimate right for scraps of humanitarian aid and partial solutions, but are struggling for legitimate rights, not only to end the deadly siege on Gaza, but also for independence and liberation to live in dignity and liberty”.

On Sunday evening, the soldiers fire a shell at Palestinians, near the perimeter fence area, between Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip, killing three children.

On Sunday morning, they opened fire at Palestinian farmers in the northern Gaza strip.

Mohammad was from the al-Shati’ refugee camp, in northern Gaza. Source: IMEMC