GAZA, Friday, April 12, 2019 (WAFA) – A Palestinian minor was killed today and at least 66 others were shot and injured with live ammunition, while dozens others suffocated by tear gas as Israeli forces attacked peaceful rallies held at Gaza-Israeli border as part of the Great March of Return protests, according to medical sources.
Israeli forces stationed along the barbed wire fence between Gaza and Israel to the east of the Gaza Strip, opened fire toward dozens of demonstrators who gathered near the fence to take part in the ‘Great March of Return’ protests, killing 15-year-old Mousa Abu Shlouf and shooting and injuring at least 66 others, including four seriously.
Dozens others, including four medical personnel, reportedly suffocated after inhaling tear gas fired at them by the forces.
According to OCHA Protection of Civilians report covering the period between 26 March - 8 April 2019, four Palestinians, including two children, were killed by Israeli forces in the context of the ‘Great March of Return‘ (GMR) demonstrations in the Gaza Strip, and another 1,456 were injured.
It said that on Saturday, March 30th, which marked both Land Day and one year since the beginning of the demonstrations, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians, including two 17-year-old boys. Another man who was injured in the demonstrations died of his wounds three days later. In a separate incident outside of the GMR demonstrations, another man was shot and killed near the perimeter fence on the morning of 30 March.