Omar Abu Fol

May 15, 2018: Omar Abu Fol, 30, died from serious wounds he suffered, a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, near the border fence, east of Gaza City.

He was shot near the eastern border of Gaza city, when Israeli army sharpshooters targeted nonviolent protesters participating in the Great March of Return, marking the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians before Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said his death brings the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli army fire and gas bombs, to sixty in less than two days, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security,

Among the slain Palestinians is an eight-month-old baby, identified as Laila Anwar al-Ghandour, who died from suffocation from tear gas.

At least 2771 Palestinians, including 86 women and girls, and 122 children, were injured by Israeli army fire.

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

772 were shot with live rounds, three with rubber-coated steel bullets, 91 with shrapnel.

65 Palestinians 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.

The soldiers also caused damage to at least one ambulance and injured one medic and eleven journalists.

The Health Ministry called on Egypt to urgently send emergency medical supplies and specialists, mainly surgeons, intensive care physicians, anesthesia specialists, and to allow the transfer of a large number of the wounded to Egyptian hospitals, especially those indeed of urgent surgeries, since Gaza hospitals lack the needed supplies.

Omar was from the at-Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City. Source: IMEMC