GAZA, October 5, 2018 (WAFA) – At least three Palestinians were killed and 376 others injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces continued attacking the Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border, according to the Ministry of Health.
The forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, killing three protesters and injuring 376 others, including 126 by live gunfire. Seven of the cases were described as critical.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and others were treated in the field hospitals.
An ambulance was directly hit by an Israeli teargas canister and sustained partial damages.
More than 198 Palestinians have been killed and over 22,000 others injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protests at Gaza border on March 30.
Most of the casualties occurred on May 14 when Israeli forces attacked Palestinian protesters marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of historical Palestine and the ensuing ethnic cleansing of half a million Palestinian refugees.