Yasser Sokkar

December 15, 2017: Yasser Sokkar, 23, was shot with live Israeli army fire, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, in the western part of Gaza city, during a protest challenging Donald Trump’s December 13th claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

On the day of this killing, thousands of Palestinian marched in several parts of the of the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, before Israeli soldiers started firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Three other Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces this day. Palestinian hospitals provided treatment to at least 367 persons in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 103 Palestinians were shot in the West Bank; two of them suffered life-threatening wounds and remain in critical conditions.

264 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza Strip; five of them suffered life-threatening wounds, 1000, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Yasser was from Sheja’eyya, east of Gaza City. Source: IMEMC