Israeli forces have attacked Palestinians protesting in the Gaza Strip near the fence between the besieged Palestinian enclave and the Israeli-occupied territories, leaving at least 60 people injured.
Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesman for the Gazan Health Ministry, said that Israeli forces injured 60 Palestinians, including four women and 15 children, during the protests in Gaza on Friday.
A paramedic and a journalist were also among those injured during the latest protests.
Since March 30 last year, the Palestinians in Gaza have been holding weekly rallies to demand the right to return for those driven out of their homeland by Israeli aggression and an end to the siege on the enclave. More than 270 Palestinians have been killed since then, and over 16,000 have been injured.
A United Nations (UN) fact-finding mission found earlier that Israeli forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against the Palestinian protesters in Gaza that may amount to war crimes.
Gaza has been under Israeli siege since June 2007, which has caused a decline in living standards. Israel has launched three major wars against the enclave, killing thousands of Gazans each time and shattering the impoverished territory’s already poor infrastructure.
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