The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Saturday evening, that a Palestinian farmer died from serious wounds he suffered at noon, when Israeli soldiers shot him while working on his land, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The Health Ministry said that Mohammad Ata Abu Jameh, 59, was shot by the soldiers, and suffered a serious injury, while working on his own land, in Khuza’a area, east of Khan Younis.
He was rushed to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, but died from his serious wounds, on Saturday evening.
His wife said that she was heading to the family’s land to bring food for her husband, before she heard the shots, and then she heard the husband screaming in pain and asking her to call for an ambulance.
The son and his mother, said that there was no reason for the soldiers to shoot Mohammad, because he was just working on his land, and the situation was calm, and added that the man was very healthy, and always loved to work and plant the land.
“Our only problem is that our land is located near the border fence which was installed by Israel,” the son said, “They shot him for nothing — this was the first time that the soldiers open fire at us on our land…”
There were no protests near the border area when the soldiers shot the Palestinian man, and there was no reason for opening fire.
It is worth mentioning that the army frequently invades Palestinian lands located close to the border fence, and constantly opens fire at farmers and workers, in issue that led to dozens of casualties, including many fatalities.
IMEMC: International Middle East Media Centre
IMEMC News, 3 March 2018
Mohammad Ata Abu Jameh [Photo: Palestine Information Centre]