One of the wounded reported includes a journalist who sustained light injuries to his leg, near the fence in the southern town of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip.
According to the reports, four Palestinians sustained wounds from live gunfire. Others were wounded by rubber-tipped bullets and gas inhalation. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported of 30 wounded by gas inhalation.
Giant Palestinian kite flown over Gaza border into Israel as sign of protest amid ongoing Great March of Return. 15 Palestinians were injured today in most recent clashes with the Israeli Army in Eastern Gaza.inian. Photos by @Sputnik_Insight #Palestine #Israel #GreatReturnMarch pic.twitter.com/9JxQwKgJOW— Sputnik Insight (@Sputnik_Insight) May 11, 2018
Today, approximately 15,000 Palestinians participated in riots along the Gaza border. The rioters hurled pipe bombs, rocks, & grenades, sabotaged security infrastructure, & burned tires pic.twitter.com/4adTrXMMz6— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 11 мая 2018 г.
The committee organizing the demonstration dubbed this week's protest "preparation and warning of what's to come," marking this as the last Friday before the so-called "March of Return" peaks on 14-15 of May, focusing on the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and commemorating Nakba day.
The Israeli military has retained a strong presence on the border to prevent Palestinian attempts to damage security infrastructure and violate Israel's sovereignty.
Dozens of protesters have been killed and over 1,000 others have been injured as Israeli forces have been suppressing the demonstrations with the use of force. The protesters intend to continue the march until May 15, when they will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the displacement.