One Palestinian was killed and 363 were wounded by live israeli fire as more than 10,000 protested along the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, burning tires and Israeli flags.
The Health Ministry in Gaza identified the Palestinian killed in the protest as Asalam Saudi Hasralla, 28 , adding that more than 363 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces on Friday as the forces cracked down on peaceful protests of the ongoing Great March of Return at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli occupation Soldiers opened gunfire and fired teargas canisters at the non-violent protesters at many locations on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip with Israel, injuring at least 363 protesters, 30 of them with gunfire. Others were also injured by rubber-coated steel rounds.
During the protests, the protesters raised flags of Palestine and raised a large flag at a height of 25 meters to the east of Rafah city in southern Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, similar protests took place at many locations in the occupied West Bank, including in Ramallah, Qalqilia, and Hebron. Suffocation cases were reported as a result of the forces’ use of teargas against the protesters.
Israeli forces target medical teams, journalists in Gaza
At least 16 medical personnel suffocated from teargas inhalation, while two journalists were shot and injured, one of them seriously, by Israeli forces on Friday during the protests of the Great March of Return at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip according Wafa News Agency .
The Ministry of Health said 16 medical staff suffocated after Israeli forces used teargas to disperse the protesters who gathered at many locations on Gaza-Israel border for the third Friday in a row as part of the ongoing Great March of Return.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said two journalists, Ahmad Abu Hussein and Mohammad Hajjar, were shot and injured by live bullets in the abdomen and shoulder respectively as they were covering the protests at Gaza-Israel border. Abu Hussein’s injury was described as critical.
Last Friday, Israeli forces shot and killed Palestinian cameraman Yasser Murtaja as he was covering the protests at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.