GAZA, Friday, December 27, 2019 (WAFA) – At least five Palestinians were injured today by rubber-coated bullets as Israeli forces attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources.
Soldiers manning the Gaza perimeter fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, injuring five protesters. Other protesters sustained inhalation from teargas fired by the Israeli forces. The wounded were treated at field hospitals.
Over 310 Palestinians have been killed and about 18,000 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.