Zionist armed forces from the entity of “Israel” have attacked protests taking place near the fence between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories, leaving about 80 Palestinians injured.
The Gaza Health Ministry said 77 people were injured by the Zionist troops during the 80th Friday of protests in the east of the enclave.
Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the ministry, noted that 31 of the wounded people have suffered gunshot wounds.
Palestinians have been holding weekly rallies in the Gaza Strip since March 30 last year, in order to protest against the more than decade-long siege imposed by the Zionist regime on the enclave, and to stress the right to return of the Palestinians who have been driven out of their homeland by Zionist aggression since 1948.
At least 312 Palestinians have been killed by Zionist forces since the start of the anti-occupation protest rallies. Over 18,000 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.
In March, a United Nations (UN) fact-finding mission found that Israeli forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against the Palestinian protesters in Gaza that may amount to war crimes.
Gaza has been under Zionist siege since June 2007, which has caused a decline in living standards. The siege was imposed when Israel attacked following Palestinian general elections that were won by the political party Hamas. Despite the results of the elections, the Fatah party has clinged to power in the West Bank area of Palestine, de facto splitting Palestine in two separate pieces since 2007.
Source: Press TV