GAZA, Friday, July 12, 2019 (WAFA) – At least 34 Palestinians were injured today by live bullets and many others by rubber-coated rounds when Israeli forces attacked thousands of protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources.
Soldiers manning the separation fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, injuring 34 protesters by live bullets, one of them, a 17-year-old teenager, seriously.
Others were also injured by rubber-coated rounds, while dozens of protesters sustained inhalation from teargas fired by the Israeli forces.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and many others were treated in the field hospitals.
Over 300 Palestinians have been killed and about 17,500 others injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protests at Gaza border on March 30, 2018.
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.