Hundreds of Palestinians Injured in West Bank and Gaza

31 Aug
8:52 PM

180 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and tear gas inhalation during confrontations with Israeli forces, on Friday.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of participants¬†wounded with live bullets, in Gaza’s Great March of Return, including a paramedic who was shot in the chest, to the east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, reached 180, .

The Ministry announced that volunteer paramedic Shurooq Abu Musameh was seriously wounded in the chest by direct gunfire.

Local sources said that a number of journalists and paramedics were wounded by Israeli forces on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip while covering the Great March.

According to medical sources, Mohammed Abu Sultan a cameraman was shot in the foot during his coverage of confrontations in
Eastern Rafah,  south of the Gaza Strip; journalist Mohammed Zo’rob inhaled gas East of Khan Yunis.

In the West Bank, a number of Palestinians were injured during weekly nonviolent marches condemning Israeli  settlement policies.

Israeli forces cracked down on a nonviolent protest near the village of Ras Karkar, northwest of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, according to local PNN sources.

Eye witnesses said that Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas canisters to disperse protesters who were performing Friday prayers on a land outside the village, which Israeli occupation authorities are planning to confiscate, in order to build a settlement.

Medical sources additionally reported that several cases of suffocation from teargas inhalation occurred among the protesters.

In another Israeli violation, a Palestinian child was injured on Friday, when he was hit by the shrapnel of a stun grenade fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinian protesters in the village of Ni’iln, west of Ramallah.

Israeli soldiers fired stun grenades at demonstrators who were protesting near the village, against Israeli settlements and the apartheid wall, injuring an 12-year-old with the shrapnel of a stun grenade.

More than 171 Palestinians have been killed and 17,500 others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.

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