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25 August 2019 - 10:08
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Dozens of Palestinian citizens were injured on Friday when Israeli occupation forces opened fire at the peaceful protesters taking part in the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip.

RNA - The Ministry of Health announced that 122 Palestinians suffered various injuries by live ammunition and tear gas bombs, including three paramedics, Palinfo reported.

The Great March of Return on Friday was organized in support of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque on the 50th anniversary of the arson attack on the holy site.

The Great March of Return was launched in late March 2018 in an effort to shed light on the Palestinian refugees' right of return and pressure Israel to lift the 13-year-long blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Since the start of the border protests, the Israeli occupation army has killed more than 310 Palestinians and injured over 33,000 in the Gaza Strip.

A UN fact-finding mission has announced that Israeli forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip last year that may amount to “war crimes”, urging the regime’s military to prevent its snipers from using lethal force against the demonstrators.

The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory presented its full report in mid-May, saying Israeli forces breached international human rights by using live ammunition against unarmed Palestinian protesters during the anti-Israel demonstrations in Gaza

The UN has warned that 1,700 Gazans shot by Israel Defense Forces at protests may need amputations in the next two years because of a lack of healthcare funding to help them recover.

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