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15 Palestinians Injured In Israeli Shooting During Great Return March Demonstration in Eastern Burij


At 12:00pm on Saturday, 31 March 2018, Israeli forces located on the eastern borders of Burij refugee camp in Middle Area governorate opened fire and launched tear-gas canisters at hundreds of protesters joining the “Great Return March” demonstration near the eastern borders. The demonstration has been called for by a national committee of Palestinian factions to mark Land Day. Some protesters threw stones at Israeli forces, which responded by using live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear-gas canisters. 11 protesters, including one child and one journalist, were wounded by live ammunition. Four other protesters, including a child, were harmed by the fired tear gas. Their injures ranged from light to moderate. Israeli shooting at protesters continued until 7:30pm on the same day.

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