On 45th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 98 Civilians, including 15 Children, 4 Women ; 2 of them Paramedics, and 1 Journalist


  • Deux enfants palestiniens tués par les tirs des forces de l’occupation à la frontière de Gaza
    Vendredi 8/Février/2019 8:28:47 PM

    Deux adolescents palestiniens ont été tués et des dizaines d’autres blessés, les forces d’occupation israéliennes continuant d’attaquer des manifestations pacifiques hebdomadaires organisées dans le cadre des marches pour le retour.

    Le ministère palestinien de la Santé a affirmé que les forces israéliennes avaient abattu les enfants Hasan Iyad Shalabi, âgé 14 ans, et Hamza Mohammad Shteiwi , âgé de 18 ans.

    Dix-sept autres manifestants ont été blessés lors de l’attaque, tandis que des centaines de personnes ont été asphyxiées avec du gaz lacrymogène, a ajouté le ministère.

    Trois des blessés ont été transférés à l’hôpital dans un état critique, a déclaré le journaliste du CPI.

    Plus de 260 Palestiniens ont été tués et plus de 27 000 autres blessés par les forces israéliennes depuis le début des manifestations de la Grande Marche du Retour à la frontière de Gaza le 30 mars.


    • On 46th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Children and Wound 90 Civilians, including 32 Children, 3 Women and a Paramedic
      Date: 08 February 2019

      On Friday, 08 February 2019, the incidents were as follows:

      At approximately 15:00, thousands of civilians, including women, children and entire families, started swarming to the five encampments established by the Supreme National Authority of Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege adjacent to the border fence with Israel in eastern Gaza Strip cities. Hundreds, including children and women, approached the border fence with Israel in front of each encampment and gathered tens of meters away from the main border fence, attempting to throw stones at the Israeli forces. Although the demonstrators gathered in areas open to the Israeli snipers stationed on the top of the sand berms and military watchtowers and inside and behind the military jeeps, the Israeli forces fired live and rubber bullets in addition to a barrage of teargas canisters. The Israeli shooting, which continued at around 17:30, resulted in the killing of 2 children identified as:

      1- Hasan Iyad ’Abed al-Fattah Shalabi (14), from Hamad city in Khan Yunis, was hit with a live bullet to the chest at approximately 15:50 while he was around 60 meters away from the border fence, east of Khuza’ah, east of Khan Yunis. Hasan’s death was declared after his arrival at a field medical point; and

      2- Hamza Mohamed Rushdi Ishtawi (17), from Gaza City, was hit with a live bullet to the neck while he was around 50 meters away from the border fence, east of al-Shuja’iyia neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

      Moreover, 90 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children, 3 women and a paramedic, were hit with live and rubber bullets and direct tear gas canisters . In addition, dozens of demonstrators, paramedics and journalists suffered tear gas inhalation and seizures due to tear gas canisters that were fired by the Israeli forces from the military jeeps and riffles in the eastern Gaza Strip. During this week, Israeli waste-water pumping vehicles pumped skunk water at the demonstrators and agricultural lands along the border fence in eastern Khan Yunis.

    • Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinian Teens, Injure Eighteen, In Gaza
      February 8, 2019 9:53 PM

      The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teens, 18 and 14 years of age, and injured at least eighteen others with live fire, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions in several parts of the coastal region.

      The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed a child, identified as
      Hasan Eyad Shalabi

      , 14, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, after shooting him with live fire in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

      It added that the soldiers also killed Hamza Mohammad Roshdi Eshteiwi , 18, from Gaza city, after shooting him with live fire in the neck, east of Gaza.❞

  • On 45th  Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 98 Civilians, including 15 Children, 4 Women; 2 of them Paramedics, and 1 Journalist
    Palestinian Center for Human Rights | February 1, 2019

    On Friday afternoon, 01 February 2019, in use of excessive force against peaceful protesters on the 45th Friday of the Great March of Return in the eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 98 civilians, including 15 children, 4 women; 2 of them are paramedics, and a journalist. The injury of 7 of those wounded were reported serious, including a 17-year-old girl who was shot with a bullet to the chest in eastern Khan Younis.

    According to observations by PCHR’s fieldworkers, though the demonstrators were around tens of meters away from the border fence, the Israeli forces who stationed in prone positions and in military jeeps along the fence continued to use excessive force against the demonstrators by opening fire and firing teargas canisters at them. As a result, dozens of them were hit with bullets and teargas canisters without posing any imminent threat or danger to the life of soldiers.

    On this Friday, the Israeli forces continued to target the medical personnel in field and wounded 2 of female paramedics in eastern Gaza City and Rafah when a PRCS ambulance was targeted with a bullet. This indicates an Israeli systematic policy to target the medical personnel and obstruct their humanitarian work that is guaranteed with protection under the international humanitarian law.