As the man-made crisis in Gaza is nearing a dangerous climax, Israel’s military has awarded the Gaza Division with a “certificate of appreciation” for its role in suppressing Palestinian protests. Described in the media as “clashes,” these protests involve Israeli snipers firing into crowds of unarmed young Palestinians. The award was given as the number of unarmed protesters wounded since March 30 surpassed 22,000 and the killings reached 198.
Another Gazan shot by Israeli forces while participating in the Great March has died… meanwhile, Gaza cancer patients suffer and die as Israel prevents medicines from entering Gaza, and prevents patients from going abroad for treatment.
Video about Mohammad Abu Haddaf, who died December 6, 2017, part of the If Americans Knew video series on Palestinians killed by Israelis. Since U.S. media largely ignore these deaths, IAK is working to tell Americans about them.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed Ahmad Samir Abu ‘Obeid, 19, with a live bullet to the head during an invasion into the West Bank. The invasion was carried out by twenty-two armored military vehicles and two bulldozers. It appears that the killing of Obeid was random; soldiers were searching for a different man.
Israeli forces shot dead Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Salim, 28, with a bullet to the head. They then fired teargas canisters at ambulances and medics trying to treat him. Eye witnesses say the Israeli soldiers were firing live ammunition at Palestinian protesters in Jayyous, Palestine, near Qalqiliya.