Hundreds of Palestinians Protest at Gaza Border in Continued March of Return

25 reported wounded by live gunfire. Some wounded in Monday's bloody protests were transferred to Jordan, and Jordanian aid trucks were let into the strip

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A Palestinian demonstrator holds a slingshot east of Gaza city on May 18, 2018
A Palestinian demonstrator holds a slingshot east of Gaza city on May 18, 2018Credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP

Around 1,000 Gazans gathered Friday around the Israel-Gaza border for the eighth weekly protest in the "March of Return." Dozens got close to the fence, burning tires and threw rocks. Israel Defense Forces responded with tear gas and occasional gunfire. 56 were wounded in the protest, 25 of which by live gunfire, the Gaza Health Ministry reported.

Protests took place in five different flashpoints, according to IDF. This rally is the first since 59 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire Monday while protesting the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem, the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 war.

Some wounded Palestinians in Gaza were transferred to Jordan for medical treatment, the IDF said, and Jordanian trucks packed with medical supplies have entered the territory.

The IDF said the moves were made upon the request of the King of Jordan.
The wounded, Gaza residents with Jordanian citizenship along with relatives, were transferred in three Jordanian ambulances.

Israel's military said it will continue to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. Earlier this week Israel delivered 53 tons of medical equipment along with other aid to Gaza.

Hamas leaders are visiting the camps and are set to break the Ramadan fast there.

Hamas says rallies will continue until the blockade — imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group took over Gaza in 2007 — is lifted.

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