On the Ground in Palestine, May 3, 2018
According to Sabeel, Jerusalem, May 3
A young deaf man, Tahrir Mahmoud Wahba, (18 years old), has died of the injuries he sustained during the ‘Great March of Return’ protest in the besieged Gaza Strip. The protest has continued for five weeks so far and during that time 45 Palestinians have been killed and 5500 have reportedly been injured.
Israeli authorities handed notifications on Saturday to confiscate forty two dunums, (over 10 acres) of Palestinian land in the village of al-Khader, to the south of Bethlehem in the Occupied West Bank.
In May 2014, Nadim Nuwarra, a 17-year-old youth, was taking part in a protest at the Beitunia checkpoint in the Occupied West Bank. Israeli border police officer Ben Deri was filmed shooting him dead, even though the lad posed no danger. Ben Deri has been sentenced to nine months in prison in a plea bargain with the Israeli Jerusalem District Court.