Palestinian Civilian Killed and 338 others Wounded, including 43 Children, 7 Women, 6 Journalists and 1 Paramedic


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, May 11, 2018

For Seventh Friday on Row and Despite Peaceful Nature of the March of Return and Breaking Siege Demonstrations in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Excessively Use Lethal Force and Willful Killing and Injury against Palestinian Civilians

On Friday Afternoon, 11 May 2018, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 338 others, including 43 children and 7 women, in excessive use of force against the peaceful demonstrators in the eastern Gaza Strip for the seventh Friday on a row.  Six journalists and one paramedic were among those wounded and targeted with live bullets and direct tear gas canisters in addition to hundreds suffering tear gas inhalation, including PCHR’s fieldworkers who were covering the Israeli forces’ suppression of the fully peaceful demonstrations near the border fence with Israel in the eastern Gaza Strip.  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…