Hasan Eyad Shalabi

February 8, 2019: Hasan Eyad Shalabi, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while participating in the Great March of Return protest at the Gaza-Israel border near Khan Younis. This was the 46th week of the Great Return March demonstrations in Gaza.

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teens, 17 and 14 years of age, and injured 104, 22 of whom were hit with live fire, when the Israeli army engaged in the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions in several parts of the coastal region.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed a child, identified as Hasan Eyad Shalabi, 14, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, after shooting him with live fire in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry added that the soldiers also killed Hamza Mohammad Roshdi Eshteiwi, 17, from Gaza city, after shooting him with live fire in the neck, east of Gaza.

Furthermore, the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity gas bombs at protesters in many areas across the coastal region, especially in Malka area, east of Gaza city, and areas east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, in addition to the al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza.

The Israeli army fire injured eighteen Palestinians with live rounds, and injured dozens with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to the effects of teargas inhalation.

Also on Friday, a Palestinian detainee, identified as Yasser Eshteyya Hamed, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, died at the Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) Israeli prison, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment. Hamed was taken prisoner in 2009, and is serving a life term.

His death just came two days after a political prisoner, identified as Fares Baroud, 51, from Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza, died due to the lack of medical treatment.

UNICEF issued a statement condemning the killing of the two children, stating, “This is another stark reminder of the significant violence that children in the State of Palestine continue to endure. As we mark 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is essential that the fundamental rights of children be respected”.

“It is time that violence against children ends. For years, children in the State of Palestine and Israel have suffered not only physically but have also borne the brunt emotionally”, the UN organization said.

“Children are children. They must be protected at all times. Children should never be a target. Nor should they be exposed to any form of violence, by any party””, continued the UNICEF statement.

The documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights shows that, on Friday, 8 February, 2019, Israeli forces killed two children and injured 104 protesters, including 43 children, five women, and one paramedic — 22 by live ammunition and 48 by tear gas canisters. One protester was seriously wounded.

Al Mezan added that, since the start of the protests on 30 March, 2018, 265 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip. Of the total fatalities, 188 were killed at the protests, including 38 children, two women, two journalists, three paramedics, and eight persons with disability, including one child. Another 14,378 persons have been wounded, including 3,058 children, 630 women, 171 paramedics, and 149 journalists. Of those wounded, 7,635 were hit by live fire, including 1,426 children and 152 women. The Israeli forces continue to keep the bodies of 11 fatalities, including three minors.

Hasan kissing his mom

Hasan was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC 

Hasan in the street of Gaza
Hasan dabbing in the street just days before he was killed

Hamza Mohammad Eshteiwi

February 8, 2019: Hamza Mohammad Roshdi Eshteiwi, 17, from Gaza city, after shooting him with live fire in the neck, east of Gaza.

Hasan Eyad Shalabi, 14, was also shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while participating in the Great March of Return protest at the Gaza-Israel border near Khan Younis. This was the 46th week of the Great Return March demonstrations in Gaza.

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teens, 17 and 14 years of age, and injured 104, 22 of whom were hit with live fire, when the Israeli army engaged in the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions in several parts of the coastal region.

In addition to Hamza, the Health Ministry said the soldiers killed a child, identified as Hasan Eyad Shalabi, 14, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, after shooting him with live fire in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity gas bombs at protesters in many areas across the coastal region, especially in Malka area, east of Gaza city, and areas east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, in addition to the al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza.

The Israeli army fire injured eighteen Palestinians with live rounds, and injured dozens with rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to the effects of teargas inhalation.

Also on Friday, a Palestinian detainee, identified as Yasser Eshteyya Hamed, 36, from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, died at the Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) Israeli prison, due to the lack of adequate medical treatment. Hamed was taken prisoner in 2009, and is serving a life term.

His death just came two days after a political prisoner, identified as Fares Baroud, 51, from Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza, died due to the lack of medical treatment.

UNICEF issued a statement condemning the killing of the two children, stating, “This is another stark reminder of the significant violence that children in the State of Palestine continue to endure. As we mark 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is essential that the fundamental rights of children be respected”.

“It is time that violence against children ends. For years, children in the State of Palestine and Israel have suffered not only physically but have also borne the brunt emotionally”, the UN organization said.

“Children are children. They must be protected at all times. Children should never be a target. Nor should they be exposed to any form of violence, by any party””, continued the UNICEF statement.

The documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights shows that, on Friday, 8 February, 2019, Israeli forces killed two children and injured 104 protesters, including 43 children, five women, and one paramedic — 22 by live ammunition and 48 by tear gas canisters. One protester was seriously wounded.

Al Mezan added that, since the start of the protests on 30 March, 2018, 265 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip. Of the total fatalities, 188 were killed at the protests, including 38 children, two women, two journalists, three paramedics, and eight persons with disability, including one child. Another 14,378 persons have been wounded, including 3,058 children, 630 women, 171 paramedics, and 149 journalists. Of those wounded, 7,635 were hit by live fire, including 1,426 children and 152 women. The Israeli forces continue to keep the bodies of 11 fatalities, including three minors.

Hamza was from Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC 

Anwar Mohammad Qdeih

January 13, 2019: Anwar Mohammad Qdeih, 33, died of wounds sustained three weeks earlier, when he was shot in the neck by Israeli sharpshooters while participating in the Great Return March in Gaza.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported Sunday, that Anwar died from his wounds in a hospital in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, after having been shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, three weeks ago.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said an Israeli army sharpshooter shot Anwar with a live bullet in his neck, near the perimeter fence, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

The man underwent several surgeries following his serious injury, on Friday, October 19th 2018, but remained in a critical condition at a Gaza European Hospital, until he succumbed to his serious wounds.

On Friday, an Israeli army sharpshooter shot and killed a Palestinian woman, identified as Amal Taramisi, 43, during the Great Return March procession, east of Gaza city.

Anwar was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Karam Mohammad Fayyad

December 28, 2018: Karam Mohammad No’man Fayyad, 26, a disabled Palestinian man, was shot in the head and killed by Israeli forces at the Great March of Return east of Khan Younis in Gaza. In addition to Karam, Israeli soldiers shot and injured at least eight other protesters with live ammunition, including a medic and a photojournalist, during the Great March Of Return processions in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said two of the wounded suffered life-threatening injuries.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, high-velocity gas bombs and concussion grenades at the marchers, killing Karam, and wounding eight others.

Among the eight Palestinians shot with live ammunition were a child who was shot in the neck, a journalist and a female medic. They were all shot along the perimeter fence areas, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, as the Great Return March processions continued for the fortieth consecutive week.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, in addition to high-velocity gas bombs and concussion grenades, especially east of Gaza city, al-Boreij refugee camp, Khan Younis and Rafah.

It is worth mentioning that, since the Great Return March procession started in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has killed at least 190 Palestinians, and injured more than 25,000 others.

No Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinian demonstrators participating in the ‘Great March of Return’ that has taken place each Friday since March 30th, 2018.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), a total of 295 Palestinians were killed and over 29,000 were injured in 2018 by Israeli forces.

This is the highest death toll in a single year since the Gaza conflict of 2014 and the highest number of injuries recorded since OCHA began documenting casualties in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 2005.

About 61 per cent of the fatalities (180 people) and 79 per cent of the injuries (over 23,000) were in the context of Gaza’s ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations by the fence. Across the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 57 of the Palestinian fatalities and about 7,000 of the injuries were under 18 years of age. 28 of the 295 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in 2018 were members of armed groups in Gaza and another 15 were perpetrators or alleged perpetrators of attacks against Israelis in the West Bank. The other 252 were civilians.

A total of 14 Israelis were killed during the year by Palestinians and at least 137 others were injured. While the number of fatalities is nearly the same as in 2017 (15 people), the proportion of civilians among these fatalities (50 per cent) increased compared to the previous year (27 per cent).

Karam was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Ghanem Ibrahim Sharab

November 5, 2018: Ghanem Ibrahim Sharab, 44, died from complications resulting from wounds he suffered three weeks earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him in southern Gaza.

The sources said that Ghanem was shot by the soldiers three weeks ago, and died from serious complications resulting from his injury. These complications progressed quickly after the doctors had to amputate his left foot, on October 29th.

Gaza Strip hospitals have been complaining from serious deficiency in urgent medical supplies and equipment in the besieged and improvised coastal region.

The Health Ministry in Gaza issued numerous statements and appeals regarding the seriously deteriorating conditions in the hospitals, due to the thousands of injuries, including hundreds who suffered very serious wounds, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30th, and the ongoing Israeli siege on the coastal region.

On Sunday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy, identified as Emad Khalil Shahin, 17, from the Nusseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza, died from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured him.

On Saturday, a Palestinian child, identified as Mohammad Nasr al-Reefy, 14, died from serious wounds he suffered after the army fired a missile at his home, during the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, in the summer of 2014.

Ghanem was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Nayef al-Houm

September 28, 2018: Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers east of Gaza City while participating in a protest at the border fence between Gaza and Israel. He was one of seven Palestinians, including two children, who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Friday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that in addition to the seven Palestinians killed, Israeli soldiers wounded 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said, “the types of injuries, and the deliberate use of sniper fire against the protesters, reflect one of the bloodiest and most brutal military assaults against the processions in the Gaza Strip, since the massacre of May 14.”

The army killed sixty Palestinians on May 14th, 2018, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700. |

Dr. al-Qedra stated that 506 Palestinians suffered various types of injuries, 210 of them were moved to hospitals, and added that 90 of the injured were shot with live fire, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds.

He also said that among the wounded are 35 children, four women, four medics (including one with live fire,) and two journalists.

The soldiers killed Mohammad Ali Mohammad Anshassi, 18, and Nasser Azmi Misbih, 12, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.  

In Gaza city, Israeli army sharpshooters killed Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er, 18, who was killed east of the city, Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa, 24, from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and Mohammad Waleed Haniyya, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. Their corpses were moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city.

Furthermore, an army sharpshooter killed a child, identified as Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, with a live round in the chest, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before his corpse was moved to Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah.

The soldiers also killed Mohammad Ashraf al-Awawda, 23, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March procession, along the perimeter fence, across the eastern parts besieged Gaza Strip, for the 24th consecutive Friday, while many burnt tires, and a few managed to cross the fence.

The protesters also managed to down an Israeli drone flying over the Great Return Camp, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said that some protesters flew flammable balloons, across the perimeter fence.

The soldiers also fired several tank shells at observation posts, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of Gaza city.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Over 17,000 Palestinians have been wounded – 4,000 of them with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

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

Mohammad Waleed Haniyya

September 28, 2018: Mohammad Waleed Haniyya, 24, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers east of Gaza City while participating in a protest at the border fence between Gaza and Israel. He was one of seven Palestinians, including two children, who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Friday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that in addition to the seven Palestinians killed, Israeli soldiers wounded 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said, “the types of injuries, and the deliberate use of sniper fire against the protesters, reflect one of the bloodiest and most brutal military assaults against the processions in the Gaza Strip, since the massacre of May 14.”

The army killed sixty Palestinians on May 14th, 2018, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700. |

Dr. al-Qedra stated that 506 Palestinians suffered various types of injuries, 210 of them were moved to hospitals, and added that 90 of the injured were shot with live fire, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds.

He also said that among the wounded are 35 children, four women, four medics (including one with live fire,) and two journalists.

The soldiers killed Mohammad Ali Mohammad Anshassi, 18, and Nasser Azmi Misbih, 12, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.  

In Gaza city, Israeli army sharpshooters killed Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er, 18, who was killed east of the city, Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa, 24, from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and Mohammad Waleed Haniyya, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. Their corpses were moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city.

Furthermore, an army sharpshooter killed a child, identified as Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, with a live round in the chest, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before his corpse was moved to Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah.

The soldiers also killed Mohammad Ashraf al-Awawda, 23, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March procession, along the perimeter fence, across the eastern parts besieged Gaza Strip, for the 24th consecutive Friday, while many burnt tires, and a few managed to cross the fence.

The protesters also managed to down an Israeli drone flying over the Great Return Camp, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said that some protesters flew flammable balloons, across the perimeter fence.

The soldiers also fired several tank shells at observation posts, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of Gaza city.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Over 17,000 Palestinians have been wounded – 4,000 of them with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

Mohammad was from the Shati refugee camp, east of Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa

September 28, 2018: Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa, 24, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers east of Gaza City while participating in a protest at the border fence between Gaza and Israel. He was one of seven Palestinians, including two children, who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Friday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that in addition to the seven Palestinians killed, Israeli soldiers wounded 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said, “the types of injuries, and the deliberate use of sniper fire against the protesters, reflect one of the bloodiest and most brutal military assaults against the processions in the Gaza Strip, since the massacre of May 14.”

The army killed sixty Palestinians on May 14th, 2018, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700. |

Dr. al-Qedra stated that 506 Palestinians suffered various types of injuries, 210 of them were moved to hospitals, and added that 90 of the injured were shot with live fire, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds.

He also said that among the wounded are 35 children, four women, four medics (including one with live fire,) and two journalists.

The soldiers killed Mohammad Ali Mohammad Anshassi, 18, and Nasser Azmi Misbih, 12, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.  

In Gaza city, Israeli army sharpshooters killed Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er, 18, who was killed east of the city, Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa, 24, from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and Mohammad Waleed Haniyya, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. Their corpses were moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city.

Furthermore, an army sharpshooter killed a child, identified as Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, with a live round in the chest, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before his corpse was moved to Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah.

The soldiers also killed Mohammad Ashraf al-Awawda, 23, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March procession, along the perimeter fence, across the eastern parts besieged Gaza Strip, for the 24th consecutive Friday, while many burnt tires, and a few managed to cross the fence.

The protesters also managed to down an Israeli drone flying over the Great Return Camp, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said that some protesters flew flammable balloons, across the perimeter fence.

The soldiers also fired several tank shells at observation posts, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of Gaza city.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Over 17,000 Palestinians have been wounded – 4,000 of them with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

Mohammad was from Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er

September 28, 2018: Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er, 18, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers east of Gaza City while participating in a protest at the border fence between Gaza and Israel. He was one of seven Palestinians, including two children, who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Friday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that in addition to the seven Palestinians killed, Israeli soldiers wounded 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said, “the types of injuries, and the deliberate use of sniper fire against the protesters, reflect one of the bloodiest and most brutal military assaults against the processions in the Gaza Strip, since the massacre of May 14.”

The army killed sixty Palestinians on May 14th, 2018, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700. |

Dr. al-Qedra stated that 506 Palestinians suffered various types of injuries, 210 of them were moved to hospitals, and added that 90 of the injured were shot with live fire, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds.

He also said that among the wounded are 35 children, four women, four medics (including one with live fire,) and two journalists.

The soldiers killed Mohammad Ali Mohammad Anshassi, 18, and Nasser Azmi Misbih, 12, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.  

In Gaza city, Israeli army sharpshooters killed Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er, 18, who was killed east of the city, Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa, 24, from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and Mohammad Waleed Haniyya, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. Their corpses were moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city.

Furthermore, an army sharpshooter killed a child, identified as Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, with a live round in the chest, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before his corpse was moved to Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah.

The soldiers also killed Mohammad Ashraf al-Awawda, 23, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March procession, along the perimeter fence, across the eastern parts besieged Gaza Strip, for the 24th consecutive Friday, while many burnt tires, and a few managed to cross the fence.

The protesters also managed to down an Israeli drone flying over the Great Return Camp, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said that some protesters flew flammable balloons, across the perimeter fence.

The soldiers also fired several tank shells at observation posts, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of Gaza city.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Over 17,000 Palestinians have been wounded – 4,000 of them with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

Eyad was from Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Nasser Azmi Misbih

September 28, 2018: Nasser Azmi Misbih, 12, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers east of Khan Younis while participating in a protest at the border fence between Gaza and Israel. He was one of seven Palestinians, including two children, who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Friday.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that in addition to the seven Palestinians killed, Israeli soldiers wounded 506 others, including 90 with live fire; three of them suffered serious wounds, during the Great Return March processions, in the Gaza Strip.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said, “the types of injuries, and the deliberate use of sniper fire against the protesters, reflect one of the bloodiest and most brutal military assaults against the processions in the Gaza Strip, since the massacre of May 14.”

The army killed sixty Palestinians on May 14th, 2018, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700. |

Dr. al-Qedra stated that 506 Palestinians suffered various types of injuries, 210 of them were moved to hospitals, and added that 90 of the injured were shot with live fire, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds.

He also said that among the wounded are 35 children, four women, four medics (including one with live fire,) and two journalists.

The soldiers killed Mohammad Ali Mohammad Anshassi, 18, and Nasser Azmi Misbih, 12, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.  

In Gaza city, Israeli army sharpshooters killed Eyad Khalil Ahmad Sha’er, 18, who was killed east of the city, Mohammad Bassam Shakhsa, 24, from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and Mohammad Waleed Haniyya, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. Their corpses were moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city.

Furthermore, an army sharpshooter killed a child, identified as Mohammad Nayef al-Houm, 14, with a live round in the chest, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, before his corpse was moved to Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah.

The soldiers also killed Mohammad Ashraf al-Awawda, 23, from the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March procession, along the perimeter fence, across the eastern parts besieged Gaza Strip, for the 24th consecutive Friday, while many burnt tires, and a few managed to cross the fence.

The protesters also managed to down an Israeli drone flying over the Great Return Camp, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said that some protesters flew flammable balloons, across the perimeter fence.

The soldiers also fired several tank shells at observation posts, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of Gaza city.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests, on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

Over 17,000 Palestinians have been wounded – 4,000 of them with live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers toward the demonstrators.

Nasser was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC