At least 28 Palestinians, including a photojournalist, were injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces continued attacking the Great March of Return protests at the Gaza-Israel border, according to the Ministry of Health.
Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, injuring 28 protesters by live bullets, WAFA reported.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, said that at least eighteen of the wounded were inured with live fire, one of them a journalist who was injured east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and others were treated in the field hospitals.
The soldiers also caused damage to one ambulance, after firing a gas bomb directly at its windshield.
More than 205 Palestinians have been killed and over 22,000 others injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protests at Gaza border on March 30.
Most of the casualties occurred on May 14 when Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of historical Palestine, elsewhere referred to as the Nakba of 1948, and the ensuing ethnic cleansing of half a million Palestinian refugees.
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