Fadi Osama Hijazi

October 7, 2019: Fadi Osama Ramadan Hijazi, 21, died of wounds sustained several months earlier when he was shot by Israeli soldiers while participating in the Great Return March processions, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Following his injury, on April 19th, 2019, Palestinian medics rushed him to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, but he remained in a very critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) issued a statement mourning the slain Palestinian and said that he was one of its members.

The DFLP denounced the escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially in the besieged Gaza Strip, and the deliberate use of live fire against the protesters along the perimeter fence in the coastal region.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian was first shot on February 22nd, 2019, while participating in the Great Return March processions, east of Jabalia, and after recovering, he was shot again on April 19th and remained in a critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.

Israeli soldiers have killed 326 Palestinians, including medics and journalists, since the Great Return March processions started in the Gaza Strip, on Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018. The army is holding the corpses of 16 of them and refusing to transfer them back to the families for burial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fadi was from Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Saher ‘Awadallah ‘Othman

September 27th, 2019: Saher ‘Awadallah Jaber ‘Othman, 20, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza while participating in the 76th Great March of Return. He was declared dead in al-Shifa hospital approximately three hours after he was shot with a bullet in the chest.

In addition, Israeli troops wounded another 86 civilians through excessive force against the peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s border. This includes: 22 children, 4 female paramedics, 5 male paramedics and 2 persons with disabilities.

Of the injured, 40 were shot with live bullets while Israeli forces escalated their attacks against medical personnel, who are supposed to be respected under international humanitarian law, wounding 9 paramedics, including a female paramedic deemed to be in very critical condition.

The Supreme National Authority of Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege called for the protests under the theme “al-Aqsa Intifada and Palestinian Prisoners”, coinciding with the 19th anniversary of al-Aqsa Intifada.

The protests lasted from 15:00 to 19:00 and involved activities such as speeches by political leaders and theatrical performances. Hundreds of civilians protested at varied distances from the border fence across the Gaza Strip. Protesters who were near the border fence reportedly threw stones and firecrackers at the Israeli forces, who attacked the protesters with excessive force.  As a result, dozens of civilians were directly shot while other suffered due to tear gas inhalation.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights has documented 212 killings by Israel since the outbreak of the protests on 30 March 2018, including 46 children, 2 women, 9 persons with disabilities, 4 paramedics and 2 journalists. Additionally, 14,056 were wounded, including 3,020 children, 429 women, 244 paramedics and 215 journalists, noting that many of those injured had sustained multiple injuries on separate occasions.

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

Khaled Abu Baker al-Rabi’ey

September 6th, 2019: Khaled Abu Baker Mohammad al-Rabi’ey, 14, was killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday when the army attacked the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two children and injured 81 civilians, including 38 children, one journalist and two paramedics, after

The soldiers fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Ali Sami Ashqar, 17, from Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, after shooting him with a live round to the chest.

Furthermore, the soldiers killed another child, identified as Khaled Abu Baker Mohammad al-Rabi’ey, 14, from the Shejaeyya neighborhood, in Gaza.

Among the wounded Palestinians in Gaza are 38 children and two paramedics, including a female.

In related news, the Israeli army claimed its soldiers arrested, on Friday evening, two Palestinians who reportedly crossed the perimeter fence.

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Israeli forces have killed 210 Palestinian civilians since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protest on March 30, 2018. In addition, nearly 14,000 Palestinians have been injured, some severely, while exercising their right to peacefully protest the siege on Gaza.

The weekly protests call for lifting the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their ancestral homes in pre-1948 Palestine.

Ali was from the eastern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ali Sami Ashqar

Ali AshqarSeptember 6th, 2019: Ali Sami Ashqar, 17, was killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday when the army attacked the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two children and injured 81 civilians, including 38 children, one journalist and two paramedics, after

The soldiers fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing Ali Sami Ashqar, 17, from Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, after shooting him with a live round to the chest.

Furthermore, the soldiers killed another child, identified as Khaled Abu Baker Mohammad al-Rabi’ey, 14, from the Shejaeyya neighborhood, in Gaza.

Among the wounded Palestinians in Gaza are 38 children and two paramedics, including a female.

In related news, the Israeli army claimed its soldiers arrested, on Friday evening, two Palestinians who reportedly crossed the perimeter fence.

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Israeli forces have killed 210 Palestinian civilians since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protest on March 30, 2018. In addition, nearly 14,000 Palestinians have been injured, some severely, while exercising their right to peacefully protest the siege on Gaza.

The weekly protests call for lifting the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their ancestral homes in pre-1948 Palestine.

Ali was from the eastern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Mohammad al-Qarra

Ahmad al-QarraJuly 26, 2019: Ahmad Mohammad al-Qarra, 22, died from serious wounds he suffered in earlier that day when Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March processions.

The Health Ministry said the young man, identified as Ahmad Mohammad al-Qarra, 22, was shot with a live round in his abdomen, suffering serious wounds, and died at a hospital in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip.

It added that the Palestinian was shot east of Khan Younis and was treated by the medics who rushed him to the hospital but succumbed to his serious wounds.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers injured during Friday’s processions 71 Palestinians, including 30 children, one medic and three women, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said.

The PCHR referred to a report published last Tuesday by the Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Aharonot, in which is said that the army has, in recent months, been training the soldiers on a new type of a sniper rifle, which indicates that the military is using the Palestinians as target practice for its weapons, in direct violation of all international laws and regulations, including human rights treaties and International Humanitarian Law.

According to extensive and ongoing PCHR documentation, the Israeli army has killed 207 Palestinians, including 44 children, two women, 9 persons with special needs, four medics and two journalists, in addition to wounding 13323 Palestinians, including 2742 children, 409 women, 221 medics and 207 journalists, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30 2018.

196 of the wounded Palestinians. Including 28 children and 5 women, suffered permanent disabilities. 149 of them suffered amputations as a result of Israeli gunfire, 21 suffered paralysis, 26 lost their hearing or vision, and 9 suffered permanent damage to reproductive organs.

Ahmad was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Mahmoud Ahmad al-Adham

July 11, 2019: Mahmoud Ahmad al-Adham, 28, was killed by Israeli soldiers east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Mahmoud was a member of Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and was shot while trying to prevent protesters from approaching the perimeter fence.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot and seriously injured Mahmoud Ahmad al-Adham, 28, on Thursday morning, east of Beit Hanoun, and added that the young man succumbed to his injuries on Thursday evening.

He was one of many “Field Control” officers, stationed near the perimeter fence to prevent Palestinian protesters from approaching the perimeter fence with Israel as part of an agreement meant to avoid escalation.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also fired several live rounds at the field control post east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Al-Qassam Brigades issued a statement accusing Israel of deliberately killing the Palestinian, and said that “it is evaluating the situation, and its response to the grave Israeli violation.”

His death comes after a period of relative calm along the perimeter fence, especially after the indirect “ceasefire understandings” between Hamas and Israel, to avoid tension along the fence.

He was one of the dozens of officers, and fighters, tasked with preventing any Palestinian from reaching the perimeter fence or attempting to cross it.

In a statement, the Israeli army admitted it shot and killed the fighter, after claiming that the incident was a “mistake stemming from a misunderstanding,” and added that “it will investigate it.”

As part of these understandings, Israel increased the fishing zone in the coastal region to fifteen nautical miles, a move that was described by Israeli officials as aiming at “preventing humanitarian deterioration,” in the already besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.

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

Mohammad Sobhi al-Jodeili

June 10, 2019: Mohammad Sobhi al-Jodeili, 36, a medic, died from serious wounds he suffered, on May 3, 2019, when Israeli soldiers shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the face in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has confirmed that the medic, from the al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza, suffered fractures in his nose, face and skull.

The soldiers shot him in Abu Safiyya area, in Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region, while he was providing medical care to wounded Palestinians during the Great Return March processions.

He received treatment at one of the make-shift hospitals before he was moved to a medical center in Gaza, and later was moved to the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, due to the seriousness of his wounds.

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

Mohammad Abdul-Jawad Zo’rob

May 21, 2019: Mohammad Abdul-Jawad Zo’rob, 30, died from complications resulting from wounds he suffered in April 2018, when Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip.

His parents said their son was shot by Israeli army fire on April 27th, 2018.

They added that he suffered various complications since then, and developed tumors that eventually led to his death, especially amidst the lack of medical supplies in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.

He was shot with an expanding bullet, and underwent several surgeries, but also suffered several infections in the wound area, eventually resulting in cancer.

Israeli soldiers have killed 307 Palestinians, including medics and journalists, and injured more than 29000, since the Great Return March procession started in the Gaza Strip, on Palestinian land Day, March 30th, 2018.

Mohammad was from Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Abdullah Jom’a Abdul-‘Al

May 10, 2019: Abdullah Jom’a Abdul-‘Al, 24, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while participating in the non-violent Great Return March protests on the Gaza-Israel border.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Abdullah, after shooting him in the pelvis, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

His death came when Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions on Palestinian lands along the eastern areas of the Gaza Strip, killing Abdullah and wounding 30, including four children, and one medic who was shot in the head while providing treatment to wounded Palestinians.

The medic, identified as Mohammad Abu T’eima,  was shot as he, and several other medics, were providing treatment to wounded protesters, who were shot by the soldiers on Palestinian lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers engaged in the excessive use of force against the protesters by firing a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity  gas bombs at them.

Abdullah was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ra’ed Khalil Abu Teir

May 3, 2019: Ra’ed Khalil Abu Teir, 19, was killed by Israeli soldiers who shot him with a live round in the abdomen, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Ra’ed was shot when Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip, killing Ra’ed 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 Ra’ed, the soldiers killed Ramzi Rawhi ‘Abdo, 31, who 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.

It is worth mentioning that Ra’ed was still recovering from an in injury he suffered, last Friday, when the soldiers shot him with a live round in the leg, and was not near the fence when he was killed.

Ra’ed 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.

Ra’ed was from Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Source: IMEMC