April 6, 2018: Sidqi Faraj Abu ‘Oteiwi, 45, was killed by the Israeli military on Friday April 6th, 2018. He was among seven Palestinians, including one child, killed by Israeli forces during protests at the Gaza-Israel border. In addition to those killed, 992 others were injured in several parts of the coastal region. An eighth Palestinian died from serious wounds suffered last Friday.
Sidqi, from Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, was killed by Israeli army fire at the border protest.
The soldiers killed Ala’ Yahya az-Zamily, 17, after shooting him with a live round in his neck, east of Rafah. Ala’ was from Shaboura refugee camp, in Rafah.
Mohammad Sa’id Mousa al-Hajj Saleh, 33, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip, was shot with live Israeli army fire in the abdomen and chest, east of the city, during evening hours.
The Ministry stated that a child, identified as Hussein Mohammad Madhi, 16, was killed by Israeli army fire, on Friday evening, east of Gaza city.
Also, the soldiers killed Ibrahim al-‘Orr, 20, in central Gaza.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot 1070 Palestinians, 551 of them were rushed to the make-shift clinics on Palestinian lands hundreds of meters away from the border fence.
He added that 442 wounded Palestinians were rushed to governmental hospitals, and 77 to private hospitals. Among the injured are 48 children, and 12 women.
25 Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries, and 239 suffered moderate wounds, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.
The soldiers also continued to deliberately target the Palestinian medic, and their ambulance, especially east of Rafah, with Gaza bombs, wounding seven of them.
In addition, the Health Ministry and the Red Crescent in Gaza have confirmed that the soldiers killed Majdi Ramadan Shbat, 38, east of Gaza city, after shooting him with a live round in the neck, while Osama Khamis Qdeih, 38, from Abasan al-Kabeera town, east of Khan Younis, was also killed by army fire.
On Friday morning, the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man, identified as Tha’er Mohammad Rabe’a, 30, died from serious wounds he suffered when Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, last Friday March 30th, in northern Gaza.
The Health Ministry and the Red Crescent in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Majdi Ramadan Shbat, 38, east of Gaza city, after shooting him with a live round in the neck.
The Israeli army fired long-range gas bombs that reached the make-shift field hospitals.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza confirmed that the soldiers killed Osama Khamis Qdeih, 38, from Abasan al-Kabeera town, east of Khan Younis.
He added that Qdeih died from serious wounds he suffered after the soldiers shot him with live fire, east of Khan Younis.
One of the wounded Palestinians is a journalist, identified as Yasser Mortaja, who was shot with a life round in his chest, while a female journalist, identified as Islam Za’noun, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, despite wearing clearly marked press vests; both were injured east of Khan Younis.
The soldiers were witnessed deliberately firing a barrage of gas bombs, including high velocity, long range bombs, at crowds of protesters, in addition to firing many live rounds at them.
The soldiers also targeted many journalists with live fire and gas bombs, including during live coverage by the al-Mayadeen TV.
Furthermore, the army used planes and drones in firing a barrage of gas bombs at the Palestinians even in areas not close to the border fence.
Dozens of Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation and received the needed treatment in make-shift hospitals near the border fence, across the eastern part of the Gaza Strip.
The soldiers also targeted dozens of medics with gas bombs, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, wounding many of them.
The Palestinians burnt dozens of tires near the border fence, in order to cloud the vision of the soldiers, especially the sharpshooters, who barricaded themselves behind huge sand hills across the border fence.
The army also used planes to extinguish the burnt tires, in addition to using water hoses and even fans to send the smoke back to the Palestinian side.
In related news, the soldiers shot three Palestinians, including one who suffered a head injury, in Ramallah, in central West Bank.
The soldiers also injured many Palestinians in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Sidqi was from Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC