Published: 2018-04-18 12:53
Last Updated: 2018-04-18 12:56
Five Palestinians were injured on Wednesday morning by Israeli artillery fire targeting lands in the southern area of Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip, Wafa news agency reported, citing the Health Ministry.
The ministry stated that the Israeli military fired at least two shells at a group of Palestinians near the Strip’s border fence leaving five injured, one of whom sustained serious injuries.
The injured were taken to the European Hospital for treatment but not before Israeli military troops stationed at watchtowers along the border opened fire at the paramedics who were in the process of evacuating them.
The previous day, Israeli troops opened fire and injured five Palestinians, including a child, during another day of the peaceful “Great Return March protests”.
The Israeli attack targeted Palestinians participating in the six-week peaceful protest “Great Return March” that started on March 30 on Land Day. The march is expected to last until May 15 marking Nakba Day which will also be the day the US is expected to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.
Since the beginning of the march, more than 30 Palestinians were killed and thousands injured including children.