Zakariya Hussein Bashbash

June 18, 2018: Zakariya Hussein Bashbash, 13, died of serious wounds sustained several days earlier when he was shot by Israeli soldiers at a protest in Gaza.

According to Palestinian medical sources, Zakariya suffered a very serious injury when an Israeli soldier stationed across the border fence shot him with a live round.

Zakariya was shot east of the al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza, where a protest was taking place along the Gaza-Israel border as part of the Great Return March protests that began March 30th and have been taking place each Friday since then.

He was rushed to the Shifa Medical Center, where he was immediately moved to surgery, and remained in the Intensive Care Unit, until he succumbed to his serious wounds.

On the same day that Zakariya died of his wounds, Israeli soldiers killed Sabri Ahmad Abu Khader, 24, after shooting him with live fire near the Great Return Camp, east of Gaza city.

Zakariya’s death brings the number of Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli army fire since March 30th 2018 to 128, including two journalists and thirteen children.

The army also injured 13672 others, including hundreds of suffered serious wounds, mainly after being shot with expanding bullets.

In addition, the soldiers killed two medics, identified as Razan Najjar, 22, and Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, 36, injured 223 others, and caused damage to 37 ambulances.

The army also killed two journalists, identified as Yasser Mortaja, 31, and Ahmad Abu Hussein, 25, and wounded 144 others.

Zakariya was from the al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza. Source: IMEMC