Saddam Abu Shallash

October 16, 2018: Saddam Abu Shallash, 27, died of critical wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot by Israeli forces in northern Gaza, while participating in the March of Return at the Gaza-Israel border.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip reported that Saddam was shot with live Israeli army fire, near Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, and was rushed to surgery, and then to intensive care, but succumbed to his wounds the next day.

It is worth mentioning that Saddam was the brother of Sharif Abu Shallash, 28, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on December 23rd 2017.

On Tuesday evening, Palestinian medical sources said the army shot two young men, east of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza.

On Monday, Israeli navy and soldiers shot 32 Palestinians with live fire, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during protest against the ongoing siege on Gaza.

Saddam was from Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC