On Calmest Friday Since the beginning of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 52 Civilians, including 6 Children, 1 Woman and 2 Being Seriously Wounded


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, November 2, 2018

On Friday afternoon, 02 November 2018, Israeli forces wounded 52 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, 1 woman, and 2 being seriously wounded, 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 first time 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 demonstrations were around tens of meters away from the border fence, the Israeli forces who were stationed in sniper positions and military jeeps along the fence continued to open fire and fire teargas canisters at the demonstrators…