Israeli forces wound 75 Palestinians in Gaza weekly protests

Aug 31,2019

Forty-two injured by live fire, says Palestinian ministry of health.

At least 75 Palestinians were injured during protests of the 72nd Friday of the Great March of Return staged along the east of Gaza Strip.

Forty-two of the wounded were hit by live fire from Israeli troops stationed along the fence east of Gaza and 18 of the injured were women and children, according to a statement from the Palestinian ministry of health.

Two of the wounded suffered from serious conditions.

Israeli occupation forces also targeted two ambulances that arrived to treat the injured, according to the ministry.

An Anadolu Agency photojournalist was wounded earlier while covering peaceful rallies in the Gaza Strip.

Ali Jadallah was shot in the forehead with a rubber bullet but is in stable condition.

Since the Gaza rallies began in March last year, nearly 305 protesters have been martyred and thousands more wounded by Israeli troops deployed near the buffer zone.

Demonstrators demand an end to Israel’s 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has shattered the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its two million inhabitants of many basic amenities.

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