The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured 65 Palestinians, including 22 children and five women, and added that one of the injured Palestinians suffered serious wounds during the protests marking the Palestinian Nakba, in several parts of the coastal region.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said one of the injured Palestinians is in a serious condition, in addition to 15 who suffered moderate wounds and 49 who were mildly injured.
He added that 22 of the wounded Palestinians are children, and five are women, and said that the soldiers also targeted medics, wounding three with rubber-coated steel bullets.
Dr. al-Qedra stated that 16 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds, 14 with rubber-coated steel bullets, 4 were injured by shrapnel from bullets, 15 suffered cuts and bruises, 4 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and 12 were injured by shrapnel from gas bombs.
In related news, Israeli navy ships fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, wounding one fisherman, identified as Morad al-Hassi, 22, from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza.
Medical sources said the fisherman was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and suffered mild-to-moderate wounds.
It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also abducted one Palestinian, who crossed the perimeter fence.
Also Wednesday, the Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that Israeli soldiers have killed 305 Palestinians, including 59 children, ten women, three medics and two journalists, since the Great Return March procession started, in the coastal region, on Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018.