Israeli army kills seven Palestinians, wounds 1,000 at Gaza rally
Tens of thousands attend second mass protest in as many weeks calling for return of Palestinian refugees to their lands.
Israeli forces have shot dead seven Palestinians and wounded more than 1,000 as tens of thousands participated in a mass demonstration demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Friday that 293 people were injured by live ammunition after Israeli forces fired on protesters who had gathered near the Israeli border in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Hundreds of protesters suffered other injuries, including tear gas inhalation.
Palestinian officials identified those killed as Osama Qdeih, 38, Majdi Ramadan Shbat, Hussein Madi, 16, Ibrahim Al-Ourr, 20, Sidqi Abu Outewi, Mohammed Hajj Saleh, 33, and Alaa al-Zamali, 17.
Earlier on Friday, Thaer Rabaa succumbed to his wounds after being shot at last week’s March 30 protest.