Palestinian killed, 41 others injured by IOF at Gaza border


One Palestinian was killed and 41 were wounded by Israeli live fire during protests at the Gaza border on Friday, the Gaza Health Ministry said.

D. Ashraf Al-Qadra the spokesman for the Ministry of Health, reported that 41 different cases, including 30 injuries, were transferred to the hospital. Among the injuries were 21 live bullets, of which 3 were serious.

According D. Al- Qadra Kareem Mohammed Kallab, 25, was shot by Israeli snipers while participating in the peaceful return march near the border fence east of Gaza City.

Four of the wounded were said to be in serious condition. The Health Ministry said 159 people were wounded altogether, of whom 55 required hospitalization.

Local sources said that the Israeli tanks fired an artillery shell near the crowd of citizens near the border fence east of Gaza City, while an Israeli drone fired two missiles at a site east of the city and its entire passage.

Over 180 Palestinians have been killed and thousands 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.