The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that 77 Palestinians were injured on Friday evening as a result of the Israeli army assault on the weekly marches in the eastern Gaza Strip, reports Anadolu Agency.
The ministry said in a statement that 31 of the wounded were hit by live bullets.
— Rawan Nassar ??✌ (@RawanNassar13) October 25, 2019
Since the Gaza rallies began in March last year, more than 320 protesters have been killed – and thousands more wounded – by Israeli troops deployed near the buffer zone.
50 Palestinians were injured, including 23 with live bullets during the #GreatReturnMarch protests near the #Gaza eastern border fence with Israel, where Palestinians have been protesting for 80 weeks to demand their right of return.
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— Maha Hussaini (@MahaGaza) October 25, 2019
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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