[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
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
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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