Feb 02 2019
Dozens of Palestinians were shot and wounded by the Israeli occupation forces “IOF”, using live bullets, while taking part in the Great March of Return along the Gaza border on Friday.
Thirty-two Palestinians were injured with live ammunition and dozens of others suffocated by tear gas, the Ministry of Health reported.
Thousands of Palestinians marched along the border fence separating Gaza and the Palestinian territories occupied since 1948 on the 45th Friday of the Great March of Return.
The Higher National Committee of the Great March of Return earlier in the week announced that the demonstrations on Friday, 1 February, will be held in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The Great March of Return was launched in Gaza on 30 March to highlight the Palestinian refugees' right of return and pressure Israel to lift the 13 year-long blockade.
The Israeli occupation army has violently quelled the border protests killing so far 262 Palestinians and injuring over 27,000, nearly 500 of whom are in critical condition.
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