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Israel killed 193 Palestinians in Gaza since 30 March

October 2, 2018 at 10:59 am

Palestinians run away after Israeli intervention with tear gas canisters during the “Great March of Return” demonstration at the Israeli border in eastern Deir Al Balah, Gaza on 27 September, 2018 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces killed 193 Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip, including 34 children and three women, since the Great March of Return protests were launched on 30 March.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said in a statement yesterday that the Israeli snipers also wounded 21,150 protesters during the same period.

Three paramedics were amongst those killed and 394 were wounded.

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Meanwhile, the statement said, two journalists were killed and 182 were wounded.

Israel’s heavy-handed response to unarmed Palestinian protesters damaged 80 ambulances which were being used to rush the injured to medical centres.