May 14, 2018: Mahmoud Mustafa ‘Assaf, 23, was one of 60 Palestinians killed during a protest against the U.S. moving its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday May 14th, 2018. The protest also focused on commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced from their homes for the creation of the state of Israel – creating the largest refugee population on earth, many of whom remain in exile generations later.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed 60 Palestinians on May 14th, 2018, including 6 children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700.
The Ministry of Interior and National Security said among the slain Palestinians are four of its officers.
It said the slain officers were performing their duties and national services when the soldiers shot them dead.
Among the slain Palestinians are six children, including one girl, and among the wounded are 122 children, and 44 women.
27 of the wounded Palestinians suffered very serious wounds, 59 serious injuries, 735 moderate wounds, and 882 suffered light wounds.
772 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds, three with rubber-coated steel bullets, 91 with shrapnel, 100 cuts and bruises and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
65 of the wounded 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.
In addition, 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 due to the siege on the coastal region.
Mahmoud was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC