Updated in: 19 May 2022 - 02:59
TEHRAN (defapress) – A day after UN investigators issued a report indicating that Israeli forces were committing war crimes in their violent repression of protests in Gaza, Palestinians once again demonstrated in the besieged coastal enclave on Friday as part of the Great March of Return.
News ID: 75918
Publish Date: 02March 2019 - 10:23

Israeli Forces Injure 17 Palestinians in Gaza StripAccording to the Gaza Ministry of Health, Israeli forces shot and wounded at least 17 demonstrators with live bullets as of 5:45 pm local time (3:45 pm GMT), Middle East Eye reported.

Three paramedics and a journalist were also reportedly hit by tear gas canisters in the lower limbs.

An ambulance was also reportedly targeted with tear gas, causing another three paramedics to suffer from excessive tear gas inhalation, the ministry said.

The report handed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday said Israeli forces have used excessive force against Palestinian demonstrators participating in the Great March of Return in the past 11 months.

"Israeli security forces killed and maimed Palestinian demonstrators who did not pose an imminent threat of death or serious injury to others when they were shot, nor were they directly participating in hostilities," the panel report said.

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed the report on Thursday, saying Israeli forces only used “restrained action” and that the UNHRC was “an accomplice of a terrorist organization”, referring to the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

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