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Israel killed 267 Palestinians in Gaza during Great March of Return

A Palestinian is seen trying to kick-away a tear gas canister shot at him by Israeli forces, during a "Great March of Return" protest, in the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood of Gaza City, Gaza on February 15, 2019 [Ali Jadallah / Anadolu Agency]
A Palestinian is seen trying to kick-away a tear gas canister shot at him by Israeli forces, during a "Great March of Return" protest, in the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood of Gaza City, Gaza on February 15, 2019 [Ali Jadallah / Anadolu Agency]

Israel has killed 267 Palestinians in Gaza during the Great March of Return protests and wounded more than 30,000 others.

According to a statement by Gaza’s Ministry of Health yesterday, the deaths include 50 children, six women and one elderly person. This morning another Palestinian was killed, bringing the number of deaths to 267, Quds Press reported

In addition, the ministry said that the deaths included two journalists and three paramedics.

Meanwhile, the ministry said that 30,398 others were wounded, including 3,175 children and 1,008 women.

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The ministry also said that 536 of the wounded sustained serious injuries, 6,843 sustained moderate injuries, and the others sustained light wounds or experienced suffocation due to Israel’s heavy use of teargas.

Large numbers of Palestinians are preparing to take part in a one-million-man march to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return, which was launched on 30 March last year.

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