Shawqi Jamal Obeid

October 16, 2015: Shawqi Jamal ‘Obeid, 37, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that Shawqi seriously injured on October 9, 2015, after Israeli soldiers shot him during protests in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and succumbed to his wound.

He was shot near the Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal in northern Gaza, while dozens of Palestinians were wounded.

The Ministry said 35 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 1350 have been injured since the beginning of the Month.

It added that twelve Palestinians, including a mother and her baby, were killed in the Gaza Strip, while 328 have been injured, 171 of them with live rounds.

In the West Bank, 23 Palestinians, including five children, were killed in the West Bank, including a Palestinian political prisoner who died of medical neglect in Israeli prisons.

As for the 1350 Palestinians who were wounded, the Ministry said that 600 were shot with live rounds, and around six hundred others with rubber-coated steel bullets, while the rest were beaten up by soldiers and Israeli settlers.

Shawqi was from Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC