[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 
tear-gas suffocation.

Sources added that Israeli forces and snipers were deployed across the 
borders.

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 
in Israel.

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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