Ramzi Rawhi ‘Abdo

May 3, 2019: Ramzi Rawhi ‘Abdo, 31, died from serious wounds he suffered earlier that same day, when Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round in the head, east of al-Boreij in central Gaza.

Ramzi was shot when Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip, killing Ramzi and another Palestinian, and injuring 82 others, including 34 children, two journalists and three paramedics.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported that in addition to Ramzi, the soldiers killed Ra’ed Khalil Abu Teir, 19, after shooting him with a live round in the abdomen, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Ramzi was among hundreds of Palestinians, including women and children, who were near the tents of the Great Return March encampments, hundreds of meters away from the fence.

The PCHR stated that there were only a few incidents where a limited number of protesters attempted to approach the fence, and threw stones at the soldiers.

The PCHR added that the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the unarmed protesters, on the 57th Friday of the Great Return March and Breaking the Siege, killing the two young men, and wounding 82 others.

It also confirmed that among the wounded are 34 children, five women, three paramedics and two journalists, who were all injured in several areas in the eastern parts of the coastal region.

Four of the injured Palestinians, including one girl, suffered serious wounds.

The soldiers were stationed in their sniper posts, and armored military jeeps across the perimeter fence, and fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity gas bombs at the unarmed protesters.

The soldiers injured the three paramedics while trying to provide treatment to wounded Palestinians east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, in addition to al-Boreij in central Gaza, and in Gaza city.

In addition, the soldiers also targeted a Palestinian ambulance with a high-velocity gas bomb east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The PCHR denounced the systematic Israeli policy of targeting medical personnel and obstructing their humanitarian wok in direct violation of International Law.

According to PCHR data and documentation of the ongoing Israeli excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions, which started on Palestinian Land Day March 30th 2018, the soldiers killed 204 Palestinians, including 44 children, 2 women, 3 medics, 2 journalists and 8 persons with disabilities.

The following table shows the number of civilian casualties due to the Israeli forces’ suppression of the Great March of Return as published by the PCHR in its report this Friday: (This report was issued before Ramzi Rawhi Abdo died from his wounds, therefore, the number of slain Palestinians is now 205)

Killed Wounded
Total 204 12350
Children 44 2424
Women 2 375
Journalists 2 201
Medical personnel 3 201
Persons with disabilities 8 Undefined
Note:Among those wounded, 548 are in serious condition and 137 had their lower or upper limbs amputated; 123 lower-limb amputations, 14 upper-limb amputations, and 25 children had their limbs amputated according to the Ministry of Health.  The number of those wounded only include those wounded with live bullets and directly hit with tear gas canisters, as there have been thousand others who suffered tear gas inhalation and sustained bruises.

Ramzi was from al-Boreij in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Karim Abu Fatayer

Karim Abu FatayerAugust 17, 2018: Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, was killed with a bullet to the head, fired by an Israeli army sharpshooter, while he was participating in a non-violent protest east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Karim was shot in his eye, and the bullet exited through the back of his head after fracturing his skill and scattering his brain.

He was one of two Palestinians killed on August 17th by the Israeli military while participating in the ‘Great March of Return’ protests.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians and injured 270 others, including 60 who were shot with live fire.

In addition to Karim, the soldiers killed Sa’adi ِAkram Abu Muammar, 26, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Sa’adi is a married father of two daughters, Rahaf, 5, and Aseel, 3, and his wife is seven months pregnant.

The Health Ministry also said the soldiers injured 270 Palestinians in several parts of the Gaza Strip, during the Great Return processions; 166 of them were treated in field clinics, and 104 were rushed to hospitals.

Among the wounded are 60 who were shot with live fire, including 19 children, in addition to nine medics, who were injured by shrapnel or suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The Health Ministry in Gaza said the latest Israeli assaults bring the number of slain Palestinians since March 30th, to 170, in addition to 18300 who were injured.

The protests, which began on March 30th, 2018, call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties occurred on May 14, when Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of historical Palestine and the ensuing ethnic cleansing of half a million Palestinian refugees. It also marked the date that the U.S. President, Donald Trump, chose to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, thus denying the right to exist for the nearly one million Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.
Karim was from Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Amir Abu Mosa’ed

January 11, 2018: Amir Abdul-Hamid Abu Mosa’ed, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live rounds at Palestinian protesters, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot Amir with a live round in his chest, and added that the soldiers also shot three other Palestinians also with live fire, including one who suffered a life-threatening injury.

Media sources in Gaza said dozens of Palestinians marched on their lands, close to the border fence in central Gaza, before the soldiers fired many live rounds, in addition to gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at them.

Many Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and received the needed medical treatment.

On the same day, the soldiers killed a child, identified as Ali Omar Nimir Qeino, 17, after the army fired live rounds at Palestinians who intercepted an attack carried out by colonialist settlers into Iraq-Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Amir was from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Abdul-Rahman Abu Hamisha

July 28, 2017: Abdul-Rahman Hussein Abu Hamisha, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live rounds at Palestinians protesting Israeli violations at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said Abu Hamisha was shot near al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza when Israeli troops opened fire on the protesters. The Ministry added that the soldiers wounded at least ten others in the area, and other parts of the Gaza Strip.

The injured were all said to have received bullet wounds from live ammunition fired by the Israeli soldiers.

The soldiers also fired teargas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation. Two Palestinian medics were among those who had to be hospitalized for teargas inhalation.

Another young Palestinian man was shot in the foot and was taken to Shifa hospital, while others suffered from tear gas inhalation, after the soldiers attacked protesters near Nahal Oz military base, across the fence, east of Gaza City.

In Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, the soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas, injuring at least two youths with live bullets in their feet. The two children suffered moderate wounds, and were taken to Nasser Hospital in the city of Khan Younis. Abdul-Rahman was from al-Boreij refugee camp. Source: IMEMC