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Israeli Forces Open Fire at Protesters in Eastern Gaza

29-03-2018

 

In the morning of Thursday, 29 March 2018, Israeli forces located on the eastern borders of Al Zaitoun neighborhood in eastern Gaza city opened fire and launched tear-gas canisters at tens of protesters joining the “Great Return March” demonstration near the separation fence. The demonstration has been called for by a national committee of Palestinian factions to reaffirm Palestinians’ right to return to their homes, from which they were expelled in 1948 and 1967. Israeli use of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear-gas canisters led to the injury of three protesters, including a child. Doctors at Al Shifa hospital assessed their injuries to range from light to moderate. Israeli shooting at protesters continued until the evening of the same day.

Tags / #march of return