[News] 47 Palestinians shot during 71st Nakba Day protests in Gaza
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Wed May 15 13:14:00 EDT 2019
Palestinians injured during 71st Nakba Day protests in Gaza
May 15, 2019 GAZA CITY - http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=783452
At least 47 Palestinian protesters were shot and injured with Israeli
live ammunition, on Wednesday, during mass protests commemorating the
71st anniversary of Nakba Day or "catastrophe" near the return camps
along the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Local sources confirmed that thousands of Palestinian protesters in
Gaza, which has suffered from a 12-year-long Israeli siege, arrived to
the eastern borders via buses to demand their right of return as
refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.
Sources said that Israeli forces opened heavy fire and fired tear-gas
bombs towards the protests.
Medical sources confirmed that 47 Palestinians were shot and injured
with live ammunition, while dozens of others suffered from severe
Sources added that Israeli forces and snipers were deployed across the
May 15th 1948, known as the Nakba or “catastrophe,” re-focuses the
world’s attention on the 750,000 Palestinians displaced during and after
the establishment of the state of Israel, and the more than five million
Palestinians who remain refugees as they wait to return to their lands
It is noteworthy that Palestinians in Gaza have been participating for
over a year in "The Great March of Return" protests along Gaza's
borders, which began on March 30th 2018, during which Israeli forces
killed <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=783451> at least 305
Palestinians, including 59 children, 10 women, and one elderly, and
injured 17,335 others.
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