Gaza march

News in Brief

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated at the border fence between Gaza and Israel on 12 July, with 33 reportedly shot with live ammunition by Israeli soldiers.

It was the 66th Friday protest in the Great March of Return.

313 Palestinians have been killed and 30,135 have been injured during the protests according to patient records verified by the UN world health organisation.

On 11 July, a Hamas security guard was shot dead by Israeli soldiers as he tried to prevent protesters from getting close to the border fence, as part of an understanding with Israel designed to prevent escalation.