Adhan Abu Selmiya, the media spokesman for the Ambulance Services in the Gaza Strip, confirmed that the number of casualties admitted to the four hospitals across the sector yesterday as a result of Israel's military aggression against civilians in the area, had reached 60.
Israeli Occupation Forces opened fire on crowds of civilians who went out in a peaceful march to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba – the Catastrophe which resulted in the ethnically cleansing of historical Palestine in 1948.
The Ambulance Services spokesman also disclosed that the majority of the injuries sustained have been mild to moderate with the exception of the journalist, Mohamed Osman, who was seriously injured while covering the events. The majority of those injured were children. The Ambulance Services quickly transferred the injured to the nearby hospitals of Balsam, Kamal al-Udwan and al-Shifa.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon held a number of activities and demonstrations to commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba when 800,000 were forcibly expelled from their land.
MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad