On December 14, the Israeli Army shot and killed Ibrahim Abu Thuwria and Yasser Sukari while they were peacefully protesting north of the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian sources. The sources revealed that Abu Thuwria was disabled. He lost his legs previously in an Israeli airstrike during the 2008 Gaza war.
The third Palestinian protestor, Bassel Mustafa Ibrahim, was also shot and killed by Israeli security forces while he was protesting in the village of Anata around the city of Jerusalem, according to Palestinian activists.
Earlier, Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian named Mohammad Amin al-Aqail near the Beit El checkpoint north of the city of al-Bireh in the Western Bank, after he had tried to stab an Israeli security forces personal.
وأعلن وزارة الصحة عن ارتقاء منفذ عملية الطعن اليوم، الشاب محمد أمين عقل (19 عاما) من بلدة بيت أولا – الخليل، عند حاجز بيت إيل بالضفة الغربية pic.twitter.com/JuZtYnH2VI
— Hassan Ridha (@sayed_ridha) December 15, 2017
The Palestinian Red Crescent announced that 263 Palestinian protestors were injured, including 13 with live bullets, during the ongoing protests in the Western Bank and Jerusalem. 164 other protestors were injured by the Israeli Army fire in the Gaza Strip, 5 of them are in critical condition, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
Over 8 Palestinian protesters have been killed by the Israeli Army and security forces since the beginning of protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 7. The death of 4 protestors in a single day will for sure trigger bigger protests in the Western Bank and the Gaza Strip in the upcoming days. Palestinian rocket attacks against the Israeli settlement around Gaza are also possible.