Naji Jamal Mohammad Za’anin

October 17, 2018: Naji Jamal Mohammad Za’anin, 25, was killed when the Israeli missiles struck a site in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

The Israeli airforce dropped bombs in several parts of Gaza Wednesday morning, wounding 14 Palestinians in addition to killing Za’anin, including six schoolchildren, in Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza, before they were rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said the army targeted three of its centers in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

The first center, Abu Jarad, south of Gaza city, and the second, al-Waha, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, and the third in the Zeitoun neighborhood, in the center of Gaza city.

The army later fired more missiles into areas in Rafah, in southern Gaza, and another site of the al-Qassam Brigades in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into agricultural lands in the az-Zanna area, in Bani Suheila town, east of Khan Younis, and a near the seaport, west of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

For its part, Egypt started contacting Palestinian officials in Gaza, and Israeli officials, in an attempt to mediate an prevent a further escalation in the area.

The bombs were dropped on Gaza after unknown Palestinians fired a rocket into Israel Wednesday morning, causing no injuries.

Abu Mujahed, the spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza, said in a statement that no Palestinian resistance groups were involved in the firing of the rocket – and that all the armed Palestinian resistance groups are always willing to claim responsibility if they ever do fire rockets.

The statement was made after discussions with the representatives of all the Palestinian armed resistance groups.

Naji was from Beit Hanoun, also in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

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

Tamer Eyad Abu ‘Armana

October 12, 2018: Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 women and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

Tamer was from Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Abdullah Barham ad-Daghma

October 12, 2018:  Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 woman and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

Abdullas was from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Afifi Mahmoud Afifi

October 12, 2018:  Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 woman and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

Afifi was from Gaza City, in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel

October 12, 2018:  Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 woman and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

Ahmad was from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Ismael

October 12, 2018:  Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 woman and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

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

Ahmad Abu Na’im

October 12, 2018:  Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 women and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

Ahmad was from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Issam Abbas

October 12, 2018: Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 woman and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

Mohammad was from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Ibrahim Taweel

October 12, 2018: Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, and injured 252, including 50 children, 10 woman and one journalist, after the army fired dozens of live rounds, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers also targeted a medical post, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza wounding two medics.

Dr. al-Qedra added that 154 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live Israeli army fire, and were rushed to local hospitals in the Coastal Region.

He said that the soldiers killed the following Palestinians at protests on October 12, 2018:

  1. Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas, 21, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza.
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim Zaki Taweel, 27, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  3. Ahmad Ahmad ِAbdullah Abu Na’im, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. Mohammad Abdul-Hafith Yousef Ismael, 29, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  5. Afifi Mahmoud Ata Afifi, 18, from Gaza city.
  6. Abdullah Barham Suleiman ad-Daghma, 25, from Abasan al-Jadeeda in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.
  7. Tamer Eyad Mahmoud Abu ‘Armana, 22, from Rafah, in southern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that Abdullah has two brothers who were killed by the Israeli army; Suleiman was killed in 2005, while Bassam was killed in 2011.

The seven were all killed at protests – an estimated 14,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border at a number of different sites, where they were attacked by Israeli soldiers stationed at military bases on the border who fired live ammunition.

Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds directly at the protesters along the eastern border area of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army claimed that some protesters placed a bomb on the perimeter fence, and detonated it, before twenty protesters cross the fence, and the soldiers opened fire at them, killing three who approached a sniper post.

Other protesters took the bodies of the three Palestinians, and returned to the Gaza Strip. The army did not report any injuries among its soldiers.

On Friday morning, Israeli sources said firefighters extinguished ten blazes caused by flammable balloons, in lands in Israeli settlements across the perimeter fence.

Since the weekly ‘March of Return’ border demonstrations began on March 30th of this year, 204 Palestinians have been killed and more than 22,000 wounded by Israeli forces, who regularly fire indiscriminately on the protesters.

More than 4,000 of the wounded were hit with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Many of the casualties – more than 60 – 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.

Ahmad was from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC