Saifeddin Emad Abu Zeid

March 7, 2019: Saifeddin Emad Abu Zeid, 15, died from serious wounds he suffered late on Wednesday evening when Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round, and injured several others, during protests on Palestinian lands, close to the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the child, identified as Saifeddin Emad Abu Zeid, 15, was seriously injured after being shot by the soldiers with a live round in the head, east of Gaza city.

Medics rushed the child to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza city, before was moved to surgery, but he succumbed to his serious wounds a few hours later.

Dr. al-Qedra also stated that the soldiers shot at least five other Palestinians and caused many to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

Saifeddin was from the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city. Source: IMEMC