Thirty-one Gazans Wounded by Israeli Gunfire in Weekly Border Protest, Palestinians Say

Gaza Health Ministry says 77 protesters were wounded during clashes with Israeli forces along the border fence

Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces in the southern Gaza strip on October 25, 2019.

Israeli Forces shot and wounded 31 Gazans on Friday during protests along the border, the health ministry in the Strip said, adding that a total of 77 people were hurt in the clashes.

This Friday's marches mark the 80th week of the protest known as "Great March of Return," the ministry noted. There were no reports of critical injuries or fatalities.

Earlier this month, the Gaza Health Ministry reported that a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during a border protest. The 28-year-old, identified as Ala'a Neza Aish Hamdan, was shot east of Jabalia, the ministry said.