UPDATE | Israeli forces kill two Palestinians, injure 376 at Gaza border

Three Palestinians Killed by IOF During Gaza-border Protest


Three Palestinians, one of them a boy, were killed by live Israeli fire during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border attended by thousands, Gaza health ministry said Friday evening.

Fares Hafez al-Sersawi, 12 year, and  Mahmud Akram Mohammed Abu Samane 24 year-old, both died after being shot in the chest during demonstrations east of Gaza City, ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said.

According D. Ashraf Al-Qudra said 376 Palestinians were injured. 192 of them were transferred to hospitals in the Gaza Strip adding that 162 were injured by live bullets  and 7  of them were seriously injured.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman said that a reporter and a paramedica are among those injured today after an ambulance was directly hit by an Israeli teargas canister and sustained partial damages.

 Around 20,000 protesters riot near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel on Friday and dozens of explosive devices reportedly thrown at IOF soldiers, no injuries were reported.

More than 195 Palestinians have been killed and over 23,000 others injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protests at Gaza border on March 30.