The Maan News Agency reported that a Palestinian man, originally from Gaza, was killed after gunmen opened fire at a vehicle carrying him, a physician and a nurse in Dir’a city in Syria. Wisam Amin Al Ghoul, 33, was helping in evacuating the wounded who were attacked by the Syrian police and security forces during protests demanding change and reforms in Syria.
Al Ghoul was born in Syria; his father left the Gaza Strip after the June 1967 war, he first went to Jordan and in 1970 he moved to Syria.
Dir’a is one of many Syrian cities that witnessed protests demanding change; the Syrian security forces violently attacked the protesters killing nearly 100 and wounding hundreds of peaceful protesters.
The Daily Mail reported that an official at the main hospital in Dir’a stated Friday that the hospital received the bodies of at least 25 residents who were killed during clashes with the Syrian Security Forces.
It is worth mentioning that a Palestinian man from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, was killed in similar circumstances during protests against the regime of Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.