Update: Israeli sources report that an Israeli soldier was seriously injured when he was shot by a Palestinian protester through a hole in the perimeter wall where protesters were gathered. Video footage shot from the Palestinian side of the Wall shows a hole through which a large Israeli gun was pointed at protesters, shooting randomly. As protesters try to grab the barrel of the gun and hit it with stones, one Palestinian runs up to the hole in the Wall and shoots through the hole with a small revolver.

Among the 41 unarmed Palestinians who were injured, many of whom were shot with live ammunition, one is a 12-year old child who remains in critical condition after being shot in the head.

Following the protest, the Israeli military issued a statement that they would begin bombing targets in Gaza, and would bolster the Israeli forces stationed at the border. The statement said, in part, “Based on the assessment of the situation, it has been decided to reinforce the Gaza Division with additional forces.”

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The Israeli forces shot and injured, Saturday, at least 41 unarmed Palestinian protesters at the perimeter   fence along the eastern border of the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

The Ministry stated that soldiers shot and injured 41 civilians, with live rounds and teargas canisters, including a thirteen year old child who was struck in the head.

Jerusalem Press correspondent reported that a local photojournalist was struck in the face after being targeted by the Israeli army, stationed along the border, the man was evacuated to hospital for treatment.

Hundreds of Palestinian civilians gathered to commemorate 52 years since the burning of the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem on August 21, 1969.

Beginning in 2018, Palestinians gathered every Friday for many consecutive months, known as the Great March of Return.

According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, beginning on 30 March 2018, 215 civilians were shot and killed, including 47 children, 2 women, 9 persons with disabilities, 4 paramedics and 2 journalists.

Furthermore, 14,759 civilians were shot and injured, including 3,715 children, 391 women, 255 paramedics and 218 journalists, many sustained multiple injuries on different occasions.

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~ Jerusalem Press, QNN