On 48th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 115 Civilians, including 16 Children, 10 Women and Journalist


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 22, 2019

On Friday evening, 22 February 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 48th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child and wounded 115 civilians, including 16 children, 10 women and a journalist, in eastern Gaza Strip. The injury of 3 of the wounded civilians was reported serious.

According to observations by PCHR’s fieldworkers, the Israeli forces who stationed in prone positions and in military jeeps along the fence with Israel continued to use excessive force against the demonstrators by opening fire and firing teargas canisters at them.  As a result, dozens of the demonstrators were hit with bullets and teargas canisters without posing any imminent threat or danger to the life of soldiers.

On Friday, 22 February 2019, the incidents were as follows:

At approximately 15:00, thousands of civilians, including women, children and entire families, started swarming to the five encampments established by the Supreme National Authority of Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege adjacent to the border fence with Israel in eastern Gaza Strip cities. Hundreds, including children and women…