One Palestinian was killed and many others were injured while peacefully protesting at the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip during the ‘Great March of Return’ protests.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Muhammad Abu Halima, 22, was killed after being shot with a live bullet in the chest in eastern Gaza City.
Around 46 Palestinians were injured as the Israeli forces opened live fire at a group of protesters who tried to cross the border fence between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
The Ministry stated that 396 Palestinians were injured since yesterday, 277 were tear-gas suffocation cases that were treated in the field, 57 of them were wounded with live fire while 119 injuries were transferred to hospitals for treatment.
The protests were launched by thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza who suffered from a decade-long Israeli siege. By simple means, they took the borders as a way to demand their right of return as the original inhabitants of their homelands.
Source: The Gaza Post