Israeli Forces Continue their Crimes in Eastern Gaza Strip


Israeli Forces Continue their Crimes in Eastern Gaza Strip, wounding 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, Journalist and 2 Paramedics; One of them Female Paramedic Sustained Serious Wounds

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, August 31, 2018

On Friday, 31 August 2018,  using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 75 civilians, including 16 children, a journalist and 2 paramedics; one of them was a female paramedic who sustained serious wounds, after hitting them with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters. Two of those wounded sustained serious wounds. Moreover, dozens of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation, despite the decrease in the number of demonstrators for the 23rd  Friday in a row. During this week, the Israeli forces continued to target medical personnel working in the field. Moreover, an ambulance sustained damage after directly targeting it in eastern Jabalia, indicating that there is a systematic Israeli policy to target medical personnel and obstruct their humanitarian work, which is protected under the rules of international humanitarian law.

The Israeli forces used upon highest military and political echelons excessive force against the peaceful demonstrators who posed no threat to the life of Israeli soldiers…