GAZA, Friday, October 18, 2019 (WAFA) – Palestinian medics said 73 Palestinians were injured today when Israeli soldiers stationed on the border with Gaza opened live fire, rubber bullets and shot teargas canisters at hundreds of participants in the weekly March of Return border protests, according to medical sources.
They said 31 people were injured from live bullets and 42 from rubber-coated steel bullets. Dozens were also treated for inhaling teargas.
Palestinians have been protesting every Friday since March 30 of last year at the border with Israel demanding an end to the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip and their right to return to the homes they were forced to leave in 1948 in what was known as Palestine and now known as Israel.
Over 200 Palestinians were shot dead in these protests and thousands others injured, many seriously.