Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, July 5, 2019
On the 65th Friday of the Great March of Return, 95 Palestinian civilians were injured due to the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border. At least 33 children, 4 women including a volunteer paramedic, and a journalist were among those injured this Friday 05 July 2019.
The National Authority of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege mobilized a few thousand participants in the protest, titled “United against Conspirators.” PCHR fieldworkers affirmed the peaceful nature of the protest and the absence of violence that would provoke Israeli soldiers’ use of live ammunition and tear gas.
According to PCHR’s documentation, the death toll since the outbreak of the protests on 30 March 2018 has reached 207, including 44 children, 2 women, 9 persons with disabilities, 4 paramedics, and 2 journalists. Additionally, 13,053 were wounded, including 2635 children, 398 women, 214 paramedics and 203 journalists…