Two Palestinians were shot and killed, while at least 30 others were injured after Israeli forces opened fire at them in protests near the Erez (Beit Hanoun) crossing between the northern besieged Gaza Strip and Israel, on Tuesday.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces, who shot them with live ammunition.
Two Palestinians killed by IDF fire near border, Gaza Health Ministry says https://t.co/adTq5AjJjp
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) September 18, 2018
The ministry identified the two Palestinians as Ahmad Mahmoud Muhsen Amer, 20, and Muhammad Ahmad Abu Naji, 34.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that both Amer and Naji were shot in the head and chest by Israeli forces.
In less than 24 hours Israel unlawfully and brutally killed 6 unarmed Palestinians ; 4 in Gaza lived 12 under Israeli sea-air-land blockade, 2 in Israeli-colonized Westbank & Jerusalem.
We won't be on your news channel tonight because we are Palestinians#BDS#IsraeliCrimes pic.twitter.com/DLhvBhyjem
— Green Thyme (@zaatarakhdar) September 18, 2018
A Ma’an reporter said that during the protest 30 Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces, who were using live ammunition, in an attempt to suppress protesters.
Meanwhile, several other Palestinians suffered from tear-gas inhalation due to tear-gas bombs thrown by Israeli forces toward protesters.
A crying Palestinian mother carries her injured son after he was shot by an Israeli sniper today in Gaza.
172 unarmed Palestinians have been killed alongside another 18,000 injured since the Great Return March began on March 30. pic.twitter.com/jLvAbzgc3s
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) September 19, 2018
PRCS immediately transferred injured Palestinians to the Indonesian Hospital in southern Gaza for necessary medical treatment.
Thousands of Palestinian protesters arrived near the Erez crossing on Tuesday upon call by the High National Committee to Break the nearly 12-year-long siege imposed by Israel on Gaza.
Israeli troops killed 2 Palestinians with live fire and wounded 46 others during a protest at the Gaza border crossing. 181 Palestinians have been killed while protesting the blockade and their right to return since March. pic.twitter.com/qPZ5QthxiW
— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 18, 2018
The protesters were seen waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans, condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the residents of Gaza.
(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)