Israeli forces attack Gaza border protests, injure 87 Palestinians

GAZA, At least 87 Palestinians were injured by live bullets or rubber-coated rounds today as Israeli forces attacked hundreds of protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources.

Israeli soldiers manning the Gaza-Israel fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at many encampments along the border, injuring 87 protesters, including 44 by live gunshots. The wounded included a journalist and a medic.

Some of the wounded were moved to hospital and others were treated in the field hospitals.

Over 300 Palestinians have been killed and about 17,000 others injured by Israeli forces since the outbreak of the Great March of Return protests at Gaza border on March 30, 2018.

The weekly protests call for lifting the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their ancestral homes in pre-1948 Palestine.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency