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UPDATE: 15 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces at Gaza border


GAZA, February 2, 2018 (WAFA) – At least 15 Palestinian were injured by live fire, two of them seriously, and others suffocated from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces quelled a number of protests at many points of friction along the border with the Gaza Strip, according to local sources.

WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers stationed at borderline watchtowers at Nahal Oz military outpost, to the east of Gaza city, opened live fire at Palestinians who were protesting against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, injuring five of them with live shots in their feet.

The injured were rushed to Shifa Hospital for medical treatment, where their conditions were described as moderate.

Army also used teargas canisters to disperse the protesters, causing many cases of suffocation.

Clashes also erupted between Israeli army and Palestinian protesters to the east of Jabalia and to the north of Beit Lahia towns, in northern Gaza Strip. The forces opened live fire at the protesters, injuring eight of them with live fire, one of them seriously in his eye and another in the abdomen.

They were moved to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. There were also cases of suffocation among the protesters as a result of the excessive use of teargas by the forces.

Meanwhile, two protesters were injured in the foot and shoulder respectively when Israeli army used gunfire to disperse protesters to the east of Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip. Others also suffocated from teargas inhalation.

Similar clashes also erupted in many areas and points of friction with the Israeli forces along Gaza’s border with Israel and across the occupied West Bank following Friday prayers.



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