On Friday December 20th the Great Return March demonstrations for the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their homes in ethnically cleansed Palestine 1948 were held for the 85th time in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Israel’s occupation forces attacked the demonstrations on the border and wounded 44 participants, 3 of them seriously, according to the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights. 11 of the victims were shot with live bullets, 5 were directly hit by tear-gas grenades and assume that the rest of those injured were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets or hit by shrapnel.
Among the wounded are 18 minors, a female demonstrator injured in her face and photojournalist Thaer Khaled Fahmy Abu Rayash(24), who was shot in in his left leg with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the northern part of the small coastal enclave.
Dozens of people are also reported of having suffered from the ill effects of tear-gas inhalation. Israeli occupation is said to have used a large amount of tear-gas east of Khuzaa according to @SafaPS.