Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour

Wahid Abu Sammour kissing his father

March 30, 2018: Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, was killed by Israeli soldiers early in the morning when the soldiers fired tank and artillery shells at several Palestinian farmers, east of the Al-Qarara area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

In addition to killing Wahid, the shelling severely wounded another Palestinian farmer who was in the same area. The wounded man was rushed to the European Hospital, in Khan Younis.

Medical sources said the 27-year old farmer was killed by a shell fired from an Israeli tank, stationed across the border fence.

They were working on their land near the border fence area, and local sources confirmed that the attack targeted them, and several other farmers.

There were no processions or confrontation in the area, or in the entirety of the Gaza Strip the entire coastal region, when the Israeli attack was carried out.

The army refused to comment on the incident, and told reporters who asked that they were “checking for details about it.”

On Thursday evening, the soldiers shot seven Palestinians, near border areas east of Khan Younis, and Gaza city.

The fatal Israeli attack, and the injuries, came shortly after the Israeli military, and the political leadership in Tel Aviv, decided on “shoot to kill orders” against Palestinians who breach, or even approach the border fence.

The Israeli Cabinet also decided to significantly increase military deployments, in addition to using live fire and shoot to kill orders “if the Palestinians breach (or approach) the security fence” in the besieged coastal territory. Omar was from Bani Soheila, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Source: IMEMC