[News] Hundreds of Palestinians are injured during clashes with IOF in West Bank and Gaza

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Fri Aug 31 13:49:33 EDT 2018


  Hundreds of Palestinians were injured during clashes with IOF in West
  Bank and Gaza

August 31, 2018

180 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and tear gas inhalation 
during clashes with Israeli Occupation forces in the Gaza Strip border 
on Friday.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of casualties among 
participants in peaceful march of return reached 180 wounded with live 
bullets, including a paramedic who was wounded in the chest east of 
Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Ministry announced that the volunteer paramedic, Shurooq Abu 
Musameh, was seriously wounded in the chest by direct gunfire.

Local sources said that number of journalists and paramedics were 
wounded by Israeli occupation forces on the eastern border of the Gaza 
Strip while covering the peaceful march of return.

According to medical sources, Mohammed Abu Sultan a camera man was shot 
in the foot during his coverage to the clashes in the east of Rafah  
south of the Gaza Strip, journalist Mohammed Zo’rob inhaled gas East of 
Khan Yunis.

In the West Bank, a number of Palestinians were injured during weekly  
Peaceful marches condemning Israeli  settlement policies.

Israeli forces cracked down on a nonviolent protest near the village of 
Ras Karkar, northwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according 
to local sources.

Eye witnesses  said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and 
teargas canisters to disperse the protesters who were performing Friday 
prayers on a land outside the village, which Israeli occupation 
authorities are planning to confiscate to in order to build a settlement.

Medical sources said that several Palestinians suffocation from teargas 
inhalation reported occurred among the protesters.

In another Israeli violation s Palestinian child was injured on Friday 
when he was hit by the shrapnel of a stun grenade fired by Israeli 
soldiers at Palestinian protesters in the village of Ni’iln, west of 
Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli soldiers fired stun grenades at demonstrators who were 
protesting near the village against Israeli settlements and apartheid 
wall, injuring an 12-year-old with the shrapnel of a stun grenade.

More than 171 Palestinians have been killed and 17,500 others 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.

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