Jaber Salem Abu Mustafa

Jaber Abu MustafaMay 11, 2018:┬áJaber Salem Abu Mustafa, 40, an unarmed demonstrator participating in the ‘Great March of Return’ in Gaza, was killed by Israeli soldiers with a live bullet in his heart, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

In addition to killing Jaber, the Israeli military injured 448 protesters, 112 of whom were shot with live fire, including seven in serious condition, and four of whom were directly shot with gas bombs used as bullets fired directly at their heads and bodies.

The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Jaber by shooting him with a live round in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Sixty-six of the wounded Palestinians were moved to hospitals in several parts of the coastal region. One of them is a child, 16, who was shot with a live bullet that penetrated both of his legs child trying to place a Palestinian flag on the border fence.

At least one of the wounded Palestinians is a medic who was shot while rushing to provide treatment to injured protesters.

It is worth mentioning that many protesters managed to remove a section of the border fence, east of Gaza Strip, before the soldiers started firing at them, while many Palestinian youth hurled stones.

Some protesters flew burning kites across the border fence, causing fires, before Israeli firefighters rushed to extinguish them.

Fire also broke out in an Israeli colony near the border area when an Israeli colonialist settler tried to fly a burning kite into the Palestinian side.

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