The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 43 Palestinians with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused at least 65 others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, near border areas in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, after the army, stationed across the border fence, opened fire on protesters in Palestinian lands.

It said that the soldiers, stationed on military towers and in tanks, across the border fence, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, fired dozens of live rounds at protesters, wounding fifteen young men, before they were rushed to the Indonesian hospital, in nearby Beit Lahia.

Local medics also provided many Palestinians with the needed treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.

Furthermore, the soldiers shot seven Palestinians, near Nahal Oz military base, east of Gaza city; one of them was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his head; another was shot with a gas bomb in his shoulder, and the rest were shot with live rounds in their legs, while many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also shot two Palestinians with live fire, near Erez Terminal in northern Gaza, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

In addition, the army fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian protesters in Rafah and Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

First Published on: Jan 12, 2018 @ 18:21