On 41st Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 46 Civilians, including 7 Children, 4 Journalists and 6 Paramedics

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 4, 2019

On Friday evening, 04 January 2019, Israeli forces wounded 46 Civilians, including 7 Children, 4 Journalists and 6 Paramedics, in an excessive use of force against the peaceful demonstrators in the eastern Gaza Strip though the demonstrations have scaled down for the tenth week consecutively and despite absence of most means usually used during the demonstrations since the beginning of the Return and Breaking the Siege March 9 months ago.

According to observations by PCHR’s fieldworkers, Though the demonstrators were around between tens and hundreds of meters away from the border fence, the Israeli forces who stationed in prone positions and in military jeeps along the fence continued to use excessive force against the demonstrators by opening fire and firing teargas canisters at them, without the later posing any imminent threat or danger to the life of soldiers and despite the prevailing calmness for the 9th week since the Great March of Return started on 30 March 2018…

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