3 young men in Gaza: a surfer, a boxer, and a volleyball player, whose dreams were destroyed by snipers’ bullets as they stood watching or helping the injured at the Great March of Return.
Medical work in Gaza is impeded by the unmanageable number of wounded, the complex injuries that will require multiple follow-up procedures, and the shortage of supplies. Add to that the difficulty in getting permission for patients to seek medical attention outside the country – it adds up to an impossible situation.
1st half of 2018, 25 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces – each posed no threat; Israeli Supreme Court stands behind the killings, which contravene intl law.
Self-scrutiny by Israel’s “world’s most moral army” reveals: Gazan demonstrators were shot as a result of ‘operational mishaps’ and not intentionally targeted.
Breaking the Silence spokesperson explains snipers’ open fire policy at the Gaza border: secret regulations enable shooters to target any Palestinian with impunity.
Abdullah, 13, lost a leg to an Israeli sniper bullet. He’s not a cute kid who had a tragic accident. His story is the horror that Gaza has become for nearly every family.
Dr. Loubani, a Canadian physician, was apparently targeted and shot in both legs by Israeli snipers. He is among at least 17 paramedics injured; one was killed.
Reporters W/o Borders has asked Int’l Criminal Court to investigate Israeli sniper fire on journalists, which it regards as war crimes. 2 journalists killed, at least 90 injured since March 30.
Yousef Kronz was well within Israel’s designated “safe zone” in Gaza, wearing a Press vest, when he was shot in both legs. A young man who ran to help him was shot in the leg as well. Then Israel refused Yousef passage to the West Bank for treatment that would have saved at least one of his legs.
Israeli forces have killed 209 Gazans and injured 22,000 since the weekly unarmed protests began on March 31 … Israel is using “exploding bullets” that cause devastating injuries and often require amputation… The dead include journalists, medics, children, women, and disabled individuals… On Friday they killed 7 more, including a 12-year-old and two teens….
The most moral army in the world has a detractor: Tamer Abu Daqqa, the victim in the viral video of a sniper shooting a Palestinian, insists that he was doing nothing threatening when he was targeted.
Even before the protest began, Israeli spokespeople framed it preemptively as a Hamas production, even though it was supported by Gaza civil society organizations and all political parties. Civilian Gazans’ willingness to walk to that fence measures their yearning to express themselves as humans and claim their freedom, even at immediate risk.
On December 22, 2017 an Israeli sniper in a guard tower overlooking Gaza shot dead Mohamed Moheisen. This is a short video about him.