77th Great March of Return: a Palestinian Civilian Killed and 65 Injured, Including 25 Children, a Woman and a Paramedic


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, October 4, 2019

A Palestinian civilian was killed, and 65 others injured, including 25 children, a woman and a paramedic, as a result of Israeli attacks against peaceful protestors at the 77th Great March of Return, this Friday, 04 October 2019.

Israeli forces persisted in the use of excessive lethal force against the protestors, killing a Palestinian civilian and injuring dozens, 27 of them sustained live bullet wounds mainly in their upper bodies. PCHR documented an increased use of rubber bullets by Israeli forces as many protestors sustained minor wounds and were treated in the field.

Thousands of Palestinians participated in today’s protests across the five Great March of Return encampments in the Gaza Strip, under the slogan “Reconciliation is the People’s Choice”. The protests lasted from 15:00 to 19:00 and involved activities such as speeches and theatrical performances. Hundreds of civilians protested at varied distances from the border fence across the Gaza Strip, where some protestors attempted to throw stones, Molotov Cocktails and firecrackers at the Israeli forces, who responded with excessive force.  As a result, dozens of civilians were directly shot while other suffocated due to tear gas inhalation…