Gaza boy shot by Israel dies of his wounds

1 Sep

Middle East Monitor, 1 September 2021.

13-year-old Omar Abu Al-Neil was shot by Israeli occupation forces a week ago while taking part in unarmed protests at the Gaza fence.

Video reports including interviews with his grieving mother…

Video by Middle East Monitor:

Video report by Middle East Eye, Rakan Abed El Rahman 26 August 2021.

Palestinian child killed in Gaza

Mondoweiss, 31 August 2021

Another Palestinian child was killed in Gaza over the weekend, after he succumbed to wounds he sustained in protests along the Gaza-Israel border a week prior.

The child was identified by Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) as 13-year-old Omar Abu al-Nil, though some reports said he was 12-years-old. Abu al-Nil died on Saturday after he succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained from Israeli fire on August 21st. 

Abu al-Nil, along with hundreds of other Palestinians, protested along the border as part of demonstrations organized by Hamas authorities in Gaza to mark the 52nd anniversary of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. 

Palestinian media reported that dozens of Palestinians were injured with live ammunition during the protests, among them Abu al-Nil, who was shot in the neck. According to DCIP documentation, at least 20 children were injured that day with live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear gas. 

“Omar was standing 70-100 meters (229-328 feet) away from the perimeter fence observing the demonstrations when Israeli forces shot him around 5:30 p.m,” a report from DCIP said. 

“He lost consciousness instantly, an eyewitness told DCIP. The bullet entered the front side of Omar’s neck and exited the back side, damaging his windpipe and carotid artery and stopping his heart,” the report continued, adding that he was in the ICU for a week until he succumbed to his wounds.

Omar was the 73rd Palestinian child to be killed by Israel since the start of 2021

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