GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 47 Palestinian protesters were shot and injured with Israeli live ammunition, on Wednesday, during mass protests commemorating the 71st anniversary of Nakba Day or “catastrophe” near the return camps along the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Local sources confirmed that thousands of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, which has suffered from a 12-year-long Israeli siege, arrived to the eastern borders via buses to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.
Sources said that Israeli forces opened heavy fire and fired tear-gas bombs towards the protests.
Medical sources confirmed that 47 Palestinians were shot and injured with live ammunition, while dozens of others suffered from severe tear-gas suffocation.
Sources added that Israeli forces and snipers were deployed across the borders. (...)