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Palestinians in Gaza injured as Israeli forces attack 13th ‘Friday of Rage’ rallies


GAZA, March 2, 2018 (WAFA) – At least 15 Palestinians were injured during clashes that broke out in multiple locations along Gaza borders as Israeli forces attacked protesters who rallied on the 13th ‘Friday of Rage’ against US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, said sources.

Israeli forces stationed in military watchtowers to the east of Gaza city fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters toward protesters who approached the border fence with Israel, shooting and injuring a youth.

Similar clashes took place along the borders to the east of the town of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, during which forces opened live fire at protester, shooting and injuring at least four people. 

Seven other Palestinians sustained live bullet wounds during clashes that were witnessed to the east of Khan Younis city, south of the Strip.

A youth was reportedly shot and injured by live ammunition as forces attacked protesters to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

A Palestinian was also struck with a live bullet in the foot during clashes that erupted near Beit Hanoun crossing to the north of the Strip.

All cases were transferred to hospital for medical treatment, where their conditions were described as moderate.

Several cases of suffocation with tear gas were also reported.



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