aiming for the artery: Israeli soldier kills unarmed Palestinian demonstrator


During today’s demonstration at Nahal Oz, eastern Gaza against the Israeli-imposed “buffer zone”, IOF soldiers shot one unarmed Palestinian demonstrater, Ahmed Deeb, 21. The bullet severed his femural artery, causing sudden and copious bleeding. Dr. Abdullah el Attar at Shifa hospital confirmed that Ahmed’s injury is serious and that he has lost a lot of blood. Dr. Attar says the bullet used on Ahmed was a “dum dum”, an exploding bullet which, on impact, breaks into many pieces.

At the time of visiting Shifa hospital, Ahmed had been rushed to surgery. He is the 9th unarmed protester to be shot by the IOF in less than 1 month, including the three shot last week, one of which was a female international solidarity activist from Malta, another of which was a visibly unarmed Palestinian young woman.

*Ahmed Deeb being carried off after he is shot in the femural artery with an exploding bullet by an Israeli soldier. Palestinian medics say that of leg shooting injuries they have seen, IOF soldiers regularly aim for the artery.  If not treated immediately, an artery wound can lead to death due to the heavy bleeding.

see related posts:

What threat did I pose the Israeli soldiers?

endless casualties of Israel’s “buffer zone” [Nahal Oz shooting April 14]

IOF assaults on Land Day demos: 4 youths shot at close range [March 30 shootings]

Palestinian demos continue non-violent against a violent Israeli army

Israeli invasion into southeastern Gaza kills 4, injures 8, destroys a home and ravages farmland

Israeli soldiers target Gaza’s poorest, including children

psst… voices calling loud

popular resistance lives on in Gaza

Homes and livelihoods gone in an instant

how Israeli policies and attacks have ravaged Gaza’s agricultural sector

where is the buffer zone?

Israel destroying Gaza’s farmlands: arson in Johr ad Dik

reclaiming Gaza’s land

the young bird keeper

lost livelihoods

dignified beyond losses

The Israeli shooting left me paralyzed

still bleeding after all these days

harvest challenges

Lost in the Buffer Zone

some days you get shot at

farmers under fire

54 days

rising casualties in the buffer zone

buffer zone widow

Dirty Tricks: Israeli Soldiers Shoot Deaf Palestinian Farmer, 4th Farmer Shot in 3 weeks

the third hit her in the kneecap

Abu Taima’s land


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