10 killed in Gaza during 'Tyre Burning Friday'

Palestine

Published: 2018-04-07 13:08

Last Updated: 2018-04-07 14:46


Palestinians burning tyres during the "Tyre Burning Friday"
Palestinians burning tyres during the "Tyre Burning Friday"
Roya News Source

10 Palestinians were killed in Gaza by Israeli fire in the second Friday of the Great Return March, after two Palestinian protestors died of their wounds on Saturday morning, and more than 1,300 were injured.

Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry In Gaza, confirmed the deaths, adding that one of them was a photojournalist who was shot in the stomach while reporting Friday's events.

Thirty-two Palestinians were killed in one week after the Great Return March activities kicked off on 30 March.

Thousands of Palestinians staged large sit-ins and demonstrations near the Gaza border, in which they called for their right to return to their villages and cities in the West Bank and Israel, from which they were driven out in 1948.

Gaza has been described as the biggest open-air prison in the world, and has been besieged since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007.

More than two million Palestinians live in Gaza - more than half of them unemployed, while the majority live under the poverty line, relying on humanitarian handouts to survive.