On Friday October 18th Israel’s occupation forces again attacked the weekly Great Return March demonstration in the besieged Gaza Strip, the 79th time it was held after it began on March 30th 2018.
According to the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, 88 people were wounded including 39 minors, while the Palestine Center for Human Rights(PHCR) gives the number of wounded as 97 and the number those underage among them as 45. Both agree that 36 people were shot with live ammunition.
According to the PHCR at least 38 people were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and 21 were directly hit with tear-gas grenades; 4 people more were hit with either ones, according to the same source without further clarification.
One person suffered a serious injury: 24-year-old Iyad Ibrahim Hussein Zanoun was shot in his back with a live bullet at Rafah in the southern part of the tiny coastal enclave.
(Source / 20.10.2019)