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Two Palestinians Killed and 18 Injured in Israeli Shooting at Demonstrators in east Burij

15-05-2018 09:41


At 4pm on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, Israeli forces located on the fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip in east Burij refugee camp used live ammunition and tear gas canisters at tens of thousands of unarmed Palestinians who joined the Great Return March demonstration organized in the east of the camp. The demonstrators threw stones at Israeli forces located behind the fence, to which the latter responded with live fire and tear gas canisters on the demonstrators, killing two, including a child, and injuring 18 others. Naser Ghrab, 51, was shot with a  live bullet in the chest, and Bilal Al-Ashram, 17, was shot with live fire in the chest and the leg. Of the 18 injured demonstrators two were children, and 15 were wounded by live fire. Doctors stated the casualties ranged in severity from light to moderate. Field-based medical units provided the necessary treatment to tens of other demonstrators who suffered from inhaling tear gas. The shooting continued until 6:30pm on the same day.


Tags / #march of return