Yasser Sami Habib

May 25, 2018: Yasser Sami Habib, 24, succumbed to wounds sustained from Israeli army gunfire during the protests on May 14th, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Habib suffered a very serious injury while protesting in Gaza on May 14th, along with thousands of other Palestinians. He was rushed to a hospital in Gaza, and was later transferred to Sr. Joseph Hospital, in occupied Jerusalem, where he succumbed to his wounds on Friday May 25th.

Two other Palestinians who were injured, during the protests on May 14, also succumbed to their wounds the evening before Yasser died. They have been identified as Ahmad Ali Qattoush, 23 Mohannad Bakr Abu Tahoun, 21.

The death of Yasser brings the number of Palestinians killed in the ‘Great Return March’ protests to 115 since March 30th, 2018. Israeli forces injured more than 13,000, including 332 who suffered life-threatening wounds, since the Great Return March procession started on Palestinian Land Day, on March 30th, 2018.

On the day that Yasser died of his wounds, more protests were taking place in Gaza, with at least 109 Palestinians, including four children and nine women, injured by Israeli gunfire. Many others suffered from teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers attacked them while they were participating in the continuing Great March of Return protests along the Gaza-Israel border, WAFA medical sources said.

Among the wounded, three were critically injured by gunshots in the head, while the others sustained various bodily injuries.

Other protesters also suffered from tear gas inhalation when Israeli soldiers fired teargas canisters at them, who, despite a hot Ramadan day, continued to protest peacefully along the eastern border of the Strip, demanding the right of return to their pre-1948 homes in historical Palestine.

The protesters burned damaged tires near the border, to disrupt the visibility of the Israeli soldiers, who opened fire at the protesters, despite the fact that they did not pose a threat to the soldiers. Yasser was from Gaza city. Source: IMEMC