According to the information given by the officials, four Palestinian protesters lost their lives and 618 others got injured by Israeli soldiers yesterday during clashes near the Israel-Gaza border.
Ashraf al-Qedra, the Health Ministry spokesman in Gaza, said Zeyad al-Briem, 25, and Haytham al-Jammal, 15, were killed in east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip, while Emad Darabieh, 26, was shot dead in east of Jabalia in northern Gaza.
Meanwhile, Yousef al-Faseeh, 29, was killed in east of Gaza City, Xinhua reported. Among the injured Palestinians, 117 were hit with live gunshots, 60 with tear gas inhalation, and 77 by bullets shrapnels or tear gas canisters, said al-Qedra.
The clashes, which broke out on Friday afternoon, were part of the 11th Friday “Great March of Return” held by Palestinians in Gaza since March 30. More than 120 Palestinians have been killed so far. The Palestinian organisers called the latest rally “the Friday of the One-million-men March for Jerusalem”.