ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE WOUNDED IN ISRAELI OCCUPATION ATTACK ON GREAT RETURN MARCH

On Friday April 19th Israel’s occupation forces wounded up to 100 people in its attacks against participants of the Great Return March in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Among those wounded were up to 23 children, 5 women, 4-5 paramedics and 4 journalists. 42 people suffered injuries after being hit with tear-gas canisters, 33 people were shot with live ammunition and 13 were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets.

One person, a child, suffered head injuries described as “critical” from being hit by Israeli occupation forces’ tear-gas canister. These are launched at high velocity from batteries mounted on vehicles.

An ambulance was hit and damaged by Israeli occupation troops.

Earlier in the day Israel had attacked three observation posts belonging to Hamas armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, without causing injuries. Both artillery and air-strikes were used in the bombing. Israeli occupation claimed that ‘shots were fired’ towards ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 before IDF / IOF started its own attacks.

(Source / 22.04.2019) 

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