Apr 18 2018
Israeli occupation forces have killed 33 peaceful Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip and wounded 4,279 others since start of Great March of Return on March 30, Palestinian MoH in Gaza said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the ministry said three out of the 33 protesters killed were children. It also said that 642 of the wounded are children and 243 women.
According to the statement, 1,539 of the wounded were targeted with live ammunition, 388 with steel-coated with rubber bullets.
The statement also said that 134 of the wounded arrived in hospitals in critical conditions, 1,183 with moderate injuries and 2,962 with light wounds.
It stated that 196 of the unarmed protesters were shot in the neck and head, 384 in the upper parts of their bodies, 96 in the back and chest, 116 in their upper abdominal areas, 1,496 in the lower parts of their bodies and 113 in other locations.
The ministry accused the Israeli occupation of deliberately targeting the journalists and medics as one journalist was killed, 66 journalists and 44 medics were wounded and 19 ambulances were targeted.
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