March 30, 2019: Tamer Hashem Abu al-Kheir, 17, was killed when Israeli soldiers hit him with a live round in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region, during the Land Day protest March 30th, 2019.
Tamer was one of four Palestinians killed by Israeli forces Saturday. 316 others were wounded, including 14 who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests across the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.
On Saturday at night, a Palestinian teen, identified as Bilal Mahmoud Najjar (Abu Jamous), 17, from Bani Soheila near Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, died from serious wounds suffered earlier after the soldiers shot him with live fire.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that among the wounded are 86 children and 29 women.
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians gathered on lands near the perimeter fence, marking Palestinian Land Day, and the first anniversary since the beginning of the Great Return March.
Media sources in Gaza said that National Committee for Breaking the Siege has called for a million-person march, marking Land Day, and the first anniversary of the Great Return March, demanding lifting the siege on Gaza, the internationally-guaranteed Right of Return, the liberation of Palestine and independence.
Tamer’s death came just hours after the soldiers killed Adham Nidal ‘Amara, 17, who was fatally shot during the processions east of Gaza city.
Earlier, Mohammad Jihad Sa’ad, 20, was shot and killed by Israeli sharpshooters on Saturday morning, east of Gaza city, before the Great Return March processions started.
Mohammad was killed after being struck with a bullet fragment in the head, near the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city.
His corpse was moved to the Shifa Medical Center.
It is worth mentioning that Mohammad was injured several times since the beginning of the Great Return March procession a year ago.
Among the injured Palestinians are three medics and seven journalists, while the soldiers also caused damage to three ambulances.
In its latest report, the Health Ministry in Gaza reported the following statistics about the Great Return March protests on Land Day 2019 – March 30th, 2019:
- Bilal Mahmoud Najjar, 17.
- Mohammad Jihad Sa’ad, 20.
- Adham Nidal ‘Amara, 17.
- Tamer Hashem Abu al-Kheir, 17.
Injuries: (316 total):
- Five Palestinians suffered critical wounds.
- Nine Palestinians suffered serious wounds.
- 121 suffered moderate wounds.
- 184 suffered mild wounds.
Cause of injuries:
- 64 Palestinians were shot with live fire.
- 16 were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets.
- 13 were injured by shrapnel from bullets.
- 46 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
- 94 were injured by shrapnel from gas bombs.
- 83 suffered cuts and bruises.
The area of injury in the body:
- 64 suffered head and neck injuries.
- 55 injured in the upper limbs.
- 16 suffered chest and back injuries.
- 18 injured in the Pelvis and abdomen.
- 125 injured in the lower limbs.
- 64 teargas inhalations.
- 4 suffered injuries to various parts of the body.
Injuries by governorate:
- 39 in the northern parts of the Gaza Strip.
- 108 in Gaza city area.
- 73 in central Gaza.
- 41 in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.
- 55 in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.
Tamer was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC