Talal Adel Matar

May 15, 2018: Talal Adel Ibrahim Matar, 16, was shot with live Israeli army fire, east of Gaza city, on Monday April 14, and remained in a critical condition until he succumbed to his serious wounds.

The child was shot by the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Talal was rushed to the Shifa Medical Center, in Gaza City, and remained in a critical condition until he succumbed to his serious wounds, one day after her serious injury.

On the same day, another Palestinian, identified as Omar Abu Fol, 30, died from serious wounds he suffered, also on April 14, after Israeli soldiers shot him, east of Gaza City.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said their death brings the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli army fire and gas bombs, to sixty-two in less than two days, including six children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security,

Among the slain Palestinians is an infant girl, only eight months of age, identified as Laila Anwar al-Ghandour, who died from suffocation from tear gas.

At least 2771 Palestinians, including 86 women and girls, and 122 children, and 44 women, were injured by Israeli army fire.

27 of the wounded Palestinians suffered very serious wounds, 59 serious injuries, 735 moderate wounds, and 882 suffered light wounds.

772 of the wounded were shot with live rounds, three with rubber-coated steel bullets, 91 with shrapnel.

65 Palestinians were shot in the head and neck, 116 in their arms, 48 in the chest and back, 651 in the lower extremities, 52 in several parts of their bodies and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also caused damage to at least one ambulance and injured one medic and eleven journalists.

The Health Ministry called on Egypt to urgently send emergency medical supplies and specialists, mainly surgeons, intensive care physicians, anesthesia specialists, and to allow the transfer of a large number of the wounded to Egyptian hospitals, especially those indeed of urgent surgeries, since Gaza hospitals lack the needed supplies.

Talal was from the at-Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City. Source: IMEMC