Dr. Moawiya Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported on Monday that resident Hani Odeh Sawaween, 30, died of wounds sustained on September, 12, 2005.

Dr. Hassanen stated that soldiers shot resident Sawaween near Abu Holy checkpoint which was installed south of Dir Al Balah, in the central part of the Gaza Strip, before the Israeli withdrawal.

A Palestinian security source reported that soldiers fired at dozens of residents who were waiting at the checkpoint which was installed close to the Kissufim crossing.

Sawaween suffered serious injured, and was admitted to the intensive care unit after surgery, until he died of his wounds on Monday.