Yasser Atiya al-Masri

June 01, 2022: Yasser Atiya al-Masri, 41, died of wounds he sustained when he was hit by shrapnel from an Israeli missile during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in May of 2021.

In an official statement, the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said Yasser was one of its members.

The Brigades stated that Yasser was seriously injured when the army fired missiles at him and other fighters in Deir al-Balah during the Israeli offensive on the coastal region.

The Israeli offensive on Gaza (May 10 – May 21, 2021) led to the death of 240 Palestinians, including sixty-five children, thirty-nine women, and seventeen elders. The Israeli missiles and shells also caused 1900 injuries, including 560 children, 380 women, and ninety-one elders.

The Israeli bombardment displaced more than 75.000 Palestinians after the Israeli army and the air force targeted hundreds of homes, residential towers, commercial buildings, medical centers, and infrastructure.

The Israeli missiles destroyed three mosques and caused damage to forty mosques and one church, destroyed 1447 residential units, and caused partial damage to 13.000 and fifteen public buildings.

Also, the Israeli missiles and shells destroyed 205 homes and apartment buildings, thirty-three media facilities, seventy-five government-run buildings, including police stations and service centers, and 490 agricultural structures.

Also Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a young Palestinian man, Bilal Awad Kabaha, 24, after shooting him with live rounds in the chest and thigh, and injured at least six, including three who suffered serious wounds, during protests that took place after many army jeeps invaded Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Earlier Wednesday, the army killed a Palestinian journalist, Ghofran Haroun Warasna, 31, after shooting her at the entrance of the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Yasser was from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC