67 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces at Gaza’s 70th Great March of Return Protest

16 Aug
10:48 PM

Medical sources said that at least 34 Palestinians were injured, Friday, by live ammunition, and 33 others by rubber-coated rounds as Israeli forces attacked thousands of peaceful protesters taking part in the 70th Great March of Return in the besieged Gaza Strip, WAFA reported.

Israeli snipers at the separation fence, along the eastern border of Gaza, fired live ammunition and rubber-coated steel rounds at the demonstrators who gathered at many encampments along the border.

Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and many others were treated in the field hospitals, while dozens of protesters suffered from teargas inhalation.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has documented the death of 208 Palestinians by Israeli forces, since the outbreak of the protests on 30 March 2018, including 13,391 wounded.

The weekly protests call for lifting the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their ancestral homes in pre-1948 Palestine.

Source : WAFA
Edited for IMEMC : Ali Salam

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