Israeli forces open fire on Great March of Return, five killed, over 350 injured

GAZA, Israeli forces opened fire at thousands of Palestinians who participated in the Great March of Return along Gaza borders, killing at least five Palestinians and injuring 356 others since Friday morning, said medical sources.

A Palestinian farmer was killed and another injured several hours before the Great March of Return as an Israeli tank shell struck east of Qarara village in the southern Gaza district of Khan Younes.

The slain Palestinian, identified as Omar Samour, 27, had been reportedly gathering crops to sell later.

On Friday afternoon, two more Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers along Gaza border.

One of the fatalities was identified as Amin Mahmoud Mu’ammar, 38, from Rafah in the southern Gaza and the other slain Palestinian was identified as Muhammad Kamal Najjar, 25, from eastern Jabalia refugee camp in the northern strip.

Later on, medical sources confirmed that two others were killed by Israeli snipers. The fatalities were identified as Muhammad Abu Omar, 19, and Ahmad Ibrahim Odeh, 16, from the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli troops intensively fired tear gas canisters and live ammunition at the peaceful march, injuring 356 protestors, including 10 who sustained critical injuries after being hit with live rounds in their upper extremities.

Source: Palestine News and Info Agency