Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, eleven Palestinians, including three who suffered moderate wounds, during protests near the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city, in the besieged coastal region.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers shot three Palestinians with live ammunition, causing moderate wounds, and eight with rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
It added that the soldiers also used Quadcopter drones in firing gas bombs at medical teams and journalists.
Palestinian protesters in Gaza said they, and the political factions, gave mediators sufficient time to act on obliging Israel to end its deadly siege and the ongoing violations, but to no avail.
“We cannot remain silent if this siege is not lifted,” they said, “Our patience has run out.”
On Saturday at dawn, Palestinian Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that a child, identified as Omar Hasan Abu an-Neel, 12, died from serious wounds he suffered a week earlier after Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him, in the eastern part of the coastal region.
On that day, 41 Palestinians were injured, many of whom were shot with live ammunition, including Omar.