Hundreds of Palestinians were injured during clashes with IOF in West Bank and Gaza

Gaza/PNN/

180 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli Occoupation forces in the Gaza Strip border on Friday.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of casualties among participants in peaceful march of return reached 180 wounded with live bullets, including a paramedic who was wounded in the chest east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Ministry announced that the volunteer paramedic, Shurooq Abu Musameh, was seriously wounded in the chest by direct gunfire.

Local sources said that number of journalists and paramedics were wounded by Israeli occupation forces on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip while covering the peaceful march of return.

According to medical sources, Mohammed Abu Sultan a camera man was shot in the foot during his coverage to the clashes in the east of Rafah  south of the Gaza Strip, journalist Mohammed Zo’rob inhaled gas East of Khan Yunis.

In the West Bank, a number of Palestinians were injured during weekly  Peaceful marches condemning Israeli  settlement policies.

Israeli forces cracked down on a nonviolent protest near the village of Ras Karkar, northwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Eye witnesses  said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas canisters to disperse the protesters who were performing Friday prayers on a land outside the village, which Israeli occupation authorities are planning to confiscate to in order to build a settlement.

Medical sources said that several Palestinians  suffocation from teargas inhalation reported occurred among the protesters.

In another Israeli violation s Palestinian child was injured on Friday when he was hit by the shrapnel of a stun grenade fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinian protesters in the village of Ni’iln, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli soldiers fired stun grenades at demonstrators who were protesting near the village against Israeli settlements and apartheid wall, injuring an 12-year-old with the shrapnel of a stun grenade.

More than 171 Palestinians have been killed and 17,500 others injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees.