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Gaza: 112 Palestinians killed, including 13 children, in Great March of Return

May 21, 2018 1:55 P.M. (Updated: May 22, 2018 1:25 P.M.)
(AFP, File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza issued an updated count of Palestinian casualties since the “Great March of Return” began on March 30th in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The spokesperson of the ministry in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, announced late Sunday that Israeli forces have killed 112 Palestinians and injured 13,190 more since the weeks-long massive unarmed demonstrations began.

Thirteen of the killed were children, under the age of 18, while 2,096 of the injuries are children and 1,029 are women.

Of the total injuries, 7,618 are related to live ammunition or rubber bullets, 5,572 are of tear-gas suffocation; 332 of the injuries are critical, 3,422 are moderate and 9,436 are light.

Thirty-two amputations were carried out; one of them in the upper extremities, 27 in the lower extremities and four in the hands.

The ministry said that one paramedic of the Palestinian Civil Defense was killed, and 223 medics were injured with live ammunition and tear-gas suffocation, while 37 ambulances were partly damaged.

Meanwhile, the Forum of Palestinian Journalists in the Gaza Strip said that two journalists, Yasser Murtaja and Ahmad Abu Hussein, were killed during the protests.

The forum added that 175 journalists were injured since the beginning of the return marches.

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