Update: “Israeli Army Kills Three In Gaza, Injures 995”

28 Apr
12:46 AM

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, three young Palestinian men, and injured more than 995, including at least 178 who were shot with live fire.

It stated that the first Palestinian who was killed by Israeli army fire, Friday, has been identified as Mohammad Amin al-Moqyd, 21, from Gaza city. His body was moved to the Shifa Medical Center.

The Ministry added that the soldiers also killed Abdul-Salam Bakr, 29, from Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The third Palestinian who was killed by army fire has been identified as Khalil Na’im Atallah, 22, from Gaza.

In addition, the Health Ministry said the soldiers injured 995 Palestinians, including many who suffered serious wounds.  It added that 178 of the wounded were shot with live fire.

175 of the wounded Palestinians were injured in Northern Gaza, 251 in Gaza city area, 200 in Central Gaza, 146 in Khan Younis and 183 in Rafah.

Abdul-Salam Bakr

On Friday at night, Israeli war jets fired missiles at a side, believed to be run by a Palestinian resistance group, west of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza.

The army also fired missiles at two Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza port. Media sources in Gaza said the boats are parts of preparations for welcoming an upcoming flotilla to challenge the illegal Israeli siege on Gaza.

The ongoing ‘Great Return March’ protests which started on Palestinian Land Day (March 30th) are meant to bring attention to the fact that millions of Palestinians are imprisoned in the Gaza Strip, unable to return to their homes in what is now Israel. Palestinians make up the largest refugee population on earth.

Israeli troops again opened fire on the unarmed protesters, as they have done each Friday since the protests began on March 30th.

Mohammad Amin al-Moqyd

Since March 30th, Israeli forces have killed forty-three Palestinian protesters, and wounded more than five thousand.

An international outcry against the continued shooting of civilian protesters has not reached the US, where politicians have been largely silent on the issue.

Irish and South African politicians have been leading the call for justice for Palestinians, calling the Israeli government an ‘apartheid state’ much like South Africa in the 1980s.

In response to Israel’s fifth straight week of attacking unarmed demonstrators at the border, the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, issued a statement that, “The loss of life is deplorable, and the staggering number of injuries caused by live ammunition only confirms the sense that excessive force has been used against demonstrators – not once, not twice, but repeatedly.”

Updated From:
Israeli forces gun down Palestinian protesters in Gaza, Killing 3 and Wounding 611 –
Apr 27, 2018 @ 23:51

Khalil Na’im Atallah

Thousands of Palestinians gathered at the Gaza-Israel border today in several locations in the north, east and south of Gaza, for the fifth week of Friday protests.

Three Palestinians were killed today, and 611 injured by Israeli forces stationed at the border firing both live ammunition and so-called ‘less-than-lethal’ weaponry.

Of the 611 wounded, 154 were struck by live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers at the border. No Israeli soldiers were wounded.

According to Ashraf al-Qidra of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 18 medics and medical personnel were among those wounded on Friday.

al-Qidra added that Israeli forces  specifically targeted medical service points twice with an unidentified gas east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza. This appeared to be a new type of gas that caused those who inhaled it to suffer from severe convulsions. A number of these victims had to be hospitalized.

Gaza Protest - image by Muhammed Smiry on TwitterThe demonstration is called the ‘Great Return March’, and is meant to bring attention to the fact that millions of Palestinians are imprisoned in the Gaza Strip, unable to return to their homes in what is now Israel.

Palestinians make up the largest refugee population on earth.
Israeli troops again opened fire on the unarmed protesters, as they have done each Friday since the protests began on march 30th.

Since March 30th, Israeli forces have killed forty three Palestinian protesters, and wounded more than five thousand.

An international outcry against the continued shooting of civilian protesters has not reached the US, where politicians have been largely silent on the issue.

Irish and South African politicians have been leading the call for justice for Palestinians, calling the Israeli government an ‘apartheid state’ much like South Africa in the 1980s.

In response to Israel’s fifth straight week of attacking unarmed demonstrators at the border,  the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein,  issued a statement that, “The loss of life is deplorable, and the staggering number of injuries caused by live ammunition only confirms the sense that excessive force has been used against demonstrators – not once, not twice, but repeatedly”.

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