GAZA, Friday, October 26, 2018 (WAFA) – At least four Palestinians were killed and about 230 others injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces continued attacked 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 four protesters and injuring many others. The four were identified as Ayesh Sha‘th, 23, Saeed Abu Lebdeh, 22, Nassar Abu Taym, 23, and Mohammad Abdul-Nabi, 27.
Over 230 protesters were injured, including 35 children and four paramedics.
Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and others were treated in the field hospitals.
More than 205 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.