Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Friday by Israeli gunfire and teargas canisters while taking part in the Great March of Return along Gaza's border with the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories.
Gaza's Ministry of Health said that about 1,143 Palestinians were injured including 36 children and 11 women.
Thousands of Palestinian citizens started since the morning hours to march in the five Return camps erected along Gaza's eastern border for the sixth week in a row.
The PIC reporter said that Palestinian protesters east of Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip managed to knock an Israeli drone sent to document the protests to the ground in the afternoon. Another drone was brought down earlier in Khan Younis.
The Higher National Committee of the Great March of Return decided to name the sixth Friday of the March as the "Friday of Palestinian Workers" to express appreciation for these members of society who have a significant role in the Palestinian national struggle against the occupation.
The PIC reporters said that Palestinian youths set dozens of tires on fire along the border fence to block the view of Israeli snipers.
On Friday evening, many Palestinians managed to cross the border fence and entered Karem Abu Salem military base, burnt rooms and took some computers and documents, before more soldiers arrived at the scene and started firing live rounds at the youngsters who then left the area.
Since the launch of the peaceful Great March of Return, 50 Palestinians have been killed and over 7,000 injured as a result of Israel's excessive use of lethal force against unarmed protesters.
A video showed an infant, Ekram, only 6 months of age, who suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, due to the Israeli high-velocity gas bombs, east of Gaza city.
During Friday's protests, which only came days after International Workers' Day on May 1, the Palestinians aimed at drawing attention to the ongoing and escalating suffering in the besieged coastal region, especially under the dire economic conditions and high rates of unemployment, reaching %43.6, while %80 of the residents depend of international aid to survive.
The mass protests were held, Friday, for the sixth consecutive week as part of the "Great March of Return," and will continue until May 15th, the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) Day.