Mohammad Mazen Oleyyan

May 19, 2018: Mohammad Mazen Oleyyan, 20, died from serious wounds he suffered on Monday, May 14 while participating in a non-violent protest at the east border of Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip reported that the young man was shot with live Israeli army fire, and died from his serious wounds at the Al-Quds Hospital, in Gaza.

Mohammad had been shot with a live round in the head, during the Great Return March, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

He remained in critical condition, before was pronounced brain dead, and passed away Saturday.

On Saturday at dawn, another Palestinian identified as Mo’in ِِAbdul-Hamid Sa’ey, 58 years of age, died from his serious wounds at the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza city, where he had been rushed to surgery after being critically wounded in the protest, and then to the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his wounds.

On the same day of his serious injury, Israeli soldiers killed 60 Palestinians, including an eight-month-old baby, 6 children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700, among them 122 children, and 44 women.

27 of the injured Palestinians suffered very critical wounds, 59 serious injuries, 735 moderate wounds, and 882 suffered light wounds.

772 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds, three with rubber-coated steel bullets, 91 with shrapnel, 100 cuts and bruises and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

65 of the wounded were shot in the head and neck, 116 in their arms, 48 in the chest and back, 651 in the lower extremities, 52 in several parts of their bodies and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

On Friday, May 18th, the soldiers injured 56 Palestinians, including two journalists and one medic, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. Twenty-three of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds.

The deaths of Mohammad and Mo’in on Saturday bring the number of Palestinians who were killed since the processions started on Palestinian Land Day, March 30, to 119 while more than 12000 have been injured.

Mohammad was from al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC