Mo’in Abdul-Hamid Sa’ey

May 19, 2018: Mo’in Abdul-Hamid Sa’ey, 59, died from serious wounds he suffered on May 14th, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire during the nonviolent “Great Return March” commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe), when Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine, and the opening of the U.S Embassy in Jerusalem. The protest was one of a series of non-violent processions held in Gaza beginning on March 30th, 2018, known as Land Day.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said Mo’in died at dawn from his serious wounds at the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza City. When he was injured on May 14th, he was taken immediately to surgery, and remained in the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his wounds on May 19th.

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 serious 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. Mo’in was from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza City. Source: IMEMC