Israeli security forces fatally shoot ‘Omar Abu a-Nil (13) standing dozens of meters from Gaza perimeter fence during protest
On Saturday, 21 Aug. 2021, Palestinians protested near the perimeter fence east of Gaza City. Some burned tires and hurled stones and explosives at Israeli security forces standing on the other side of the fence, who responded by firing crowd control weapons and live fire. In the afternoon, ‘Omar Abu a-Nil (13) was shot in the neck while standing about 100 meters from the fence. He died of his wounds on 28 Aug. 2021. Another Palestinian and an Israeli Border Police officer shot during the protest died of their wounds two days later.