GAZA, Friday, October 04, 2019 (WAFA) – At least one Palestinian was killed and over 14 others were injured by live bullets or rubber-coated rounds today, as Israeli forces attacked hundreds of protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources.
Israeli soldiers manning the Gaza-Israel fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing one protester who was identified as Alaa Nezar Hamdan. Over 14 protesters were also injured.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and others were treated in the field hospitals.
Over 310 Palestinians have been killed and about 17,000 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.