Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians on Great March of Return

GAZA, Israeli forces on Friday shot and killed 15 Palestinians as they quelled rallies that set out to commemorate the Land Day on many locations at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.

Forces opened fire at thousands of Palestinians who participated in the Great March of Return at many locations on Gaza-Israel border, killing at least six Palestinians and injuring about 1400 others since Friday morning, said medical sources.

Human rights group Adalah denounced the Israeli army’s use of live fire as a brutal violation of the international legal obligation to distinguish between civilians and combatants, and called for an investigation into the killings.

President Mahmoud Abbas announced that next Saturday will be a national day of mourning in honor of the Palestinians killed by the Israeli forces.

Source: Palestine News and Info Agency