On 33rd Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 141 Civilians, including 19 Children, 6 Women, 4 Paramedics, and 5 Sustaining Serious Wounds


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, November 9, 2018

On Friday afternoon, 09 November 2018, Israeli forces wounded 141 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, 6 women, 4 paramedics and 2 being sustaining serious wounds, in the peaceful demonstrations in eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there and absence of many means usually used during the demonstrations since the beginning of the Return and Breaking the Siege March 7 months ago.

According to observations by PCHR’s fieldworkers, for the second week since the beginning of the Return March on 30 March 2018, the demonstrators abstained from setting fire to tires while almost completely the attempts to cross the border fence and throw stones and incendiary balloons were absent.

Though the demonstrators were around tens of meters away from the border fence, the Israeli forces who stationed in sniper positions and military jeeps along the fence continued to use excessive force against the demonstrators by opening fire and firing teargas canisters at them, without posing any imminent threat or danger to the life of soldiers…