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UPDATE 2: two Palestinians fatally shot, 37 others injured as Israeli forces attack protests at Gaza-Israel borders

 

GAZA, March 22, 2019 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians were killed and dozens 37 others were shot and injured with live bullets, including three seriously, as Israeli forces continued to attack the Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border, said medical sources.

Israeli forces stationed along Gaza-Israel borders opened live fire and fired a barrage of tear gas canisters at Palestinian protesters who gathered on Friday to partake in the Great March of Return protests at the encampments east al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, shooting and killing an 18-year-old Palestinian.

At least 37 others were shot and injured by Israeli forces gunfire in similar protest to the east of the Gaza Strip.

Several suffocation cases due to tear gas inhalation were also reported.

A number of medical personnel suffered from tear gas suffocation to the east of al-Bureij and an ambulance belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society was attacked and damaged east of Gaza City after being hit by tear gas and sound bombs.

T.R.

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