At least 96 Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of peaceful protesters taking part in the 81st Friday of the Great March of Return at the border between Gaza and Israel.

The Ministry of Health reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot 96 Palestinian non-violent protesters, 57 of whom were wounded with live ammunition, along the eastern border of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Dozens of protesters also sustained inhalation from teargas fired by the Israeli forces.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital, while others were treated in the field hospitals.

According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), 214 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the protests on 30 March 2018, with an additional 14,453 injured.

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, that which is the state of Israel.

Source: Days of Palestine
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam