Mohammad Kamal Abu Halima

July 06, 2018: Mohammad Kamal Abu Halima, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers during the “Great Return March” procession, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health ministry said Mohammad was killed after the soldiers shot him with a live round in the chest, east of Gaza city.

It added that the soldiers injured 396 Palestinians, including 57 with live fire, and added that 277 of the wounded persons were treated in field trauma stabilization units, and 119, including 57 who were shot with live fire, were rushed to various hospitals in the coastal region.

Among the wounded Palestinians, who were rushed to hospitals, are thirteen children and three women.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) denounced the Israeli excessive use for force against the nonviolent protesters and added that the soldiers injured a total of twenty-four children, seven women, five paramedics and one journalist, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

It held both Israel’s military and political leadership responsible to the high number of civilian casualties in Gaza, especially since they granted a green line to the military to resort to the excessive and lethal use of force against the peaceful protesters, who posed no threat to the lives of the soldiers, barricaded hundreds of meters away across the parameter fence. Mohammad was from Gaza city. Source: IMEMC