Great Return Rallies: More than 75 Palestinians Injured by ‘Israeli’ Fire in Gaza
By Staff, Agencies
More than 75 Palestinians sustained injuries as the Zionist forces attacked anti-occupation protests near the fence between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories.
The Gazan Health Ministry said 74 protesters and two medics were injured during the 75th Friday of protests.
According to Gaza’s Health Ministry Spokesman, Ashraf al-Qedra, 48 of the wounded were hit by live ammunition fired by the ‘Israeli’ occupation troops, the man stated on his Twitter account.
Palestinians have been holding weekly rallies in Gaza since last year to protest the siege on the enclave and stress the right to return of the Palestinians who have been externally displaced by ‘Israeli’ occupation since 1948.
At least 307 Palestinians were martyred by ‘Israeli’ occupation forces ever since the rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018. Over 18,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.
In March, a United Nations [UN] fact-finding mission found that the Zionist enemy forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against the Palestinian protesters in Gaza that may amount to war crimes.
Gaza has been under tight ‘Israeli’ siege since June 2007, which has caused a decline in living standards.
The apartheid entity has also launched three major wars against the enclave since 2008, killing thousands of Gazans each time and shattering the impoverished territory’s already poor infrastructure.