GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — At least 240 Palestinians were injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests at Gaza border, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
A 10-year-old child and a volunteer paramedic were among the injured persons, the ministry added.
The Israeli forces started firing live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds as thousands of protesters gathered along the border.
Earlier Friday, the Supreme National Authority for the Great Return March and Breaking the Siege called for “active and decisive” in today’s protests, pointing out that this Friday march came to support the Palestinian people’s adherence to their right of return.
More than 171 Palestinians have been killed and 18,000 others were injured since the outbreak of the Gaza border protests on March 30. The protests call for ending the 12-year-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and for the right of return of the refugees. (PIC)