Over the last month, the Israeli military has shot over 500 Palestinians in the head for peacefully protesting in the Gaza Strip.
Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Health Ministry, confirmed Sunday that Israeli soldiers have killed at least 113 innocent Palestinians and injured 13,190 more since the Great March of Return protests erupted on March 30th, drawing out tens of thousands of peaceful Palestinian demonstrators.
The International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) reports:
Dr. Al-Qedra said that the soldiers killed 13 Palestinian children, and injured 2096 others, in addition to wounding 1029 women.
He added that of the wounded Palestinians, 332 suffered life-threatening injuries, 3422 suffered moderate wounds, 9436 suffered mild injuries, and 5572 suffered from the painful, suffocating, and debilitating effects of teargas inhalation.
Dr. Al-Qedra also announced some further detailed casualties statistics:
⇒ 502 Palestinians were shot in the head and neck.
⇒ 283 were shot in the chest and back.
⇒ 225 were shot in the abdomen and pelvis.
⇒ 938 were shot in their arms.
⇒ 325 were shot in their legs.
⇒ 1117 suffered various cuts and bruises to several parts of their bodies.
He elaborated that of the wounded Palestinians, 27 suffered amputations in their legs, one in his arm, and four others had some fingers severed by Israeli fire.
Dr. Al-Qedra added that the soldiers also shot and killed two journalists and one medic, and injured 323 others with high-caliber live gunfire and gas bombs, in addition to causing damage to 37 ambulances.
The U.S. and Israeli governments continue to deny justice for the Palestinian victims and aggressively reject any accountability for the massacre, resting sole blame for all 13,000+ casualties entirely on Hamas for instigating the brutal carnage by viciously firing deadly clusters of innocent, defenseless children toward the boundary fence to be mowed down by Israeli snipers who had no option but to shoot them with high-caliber, explosive live rounds, obviously.
* This article was expanded from original report published May 23, 2018 by YourNewsWire.