Israeli occupation forces injure 20 Palestinians at Gaza border clashes

السبت 17 مارس 2018 01:55 م بتوقيت القدس المحتلة

Israeli occupation forces injure 20 Palestinians at Gaza border clashes

At least 20 Palestinian protesters were injured by Israeli forces’ gunfire during clashes at many locations along the eastern and northern border of the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to local sources.

Israeli army opened gunfire at protesters to the east of Khan Younes, in southern Gaza Strip, injuring four of them with live bullets. The protesters were demonstrating to mark 100 days since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The injured were moved to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers stationed at borderline watchtowers opened gunfire at protesters who were gathering near Nahal Oz military base, at Gaza-Israel border to the east of Gaza city, injuring seven of them with live bullets. The injured were moved to nearby Shifa hospital for medical treatment.

Four protesters were also injured during concurrent clashes with Israeli army to the east of Jabalia town, in northern Gaza Strip. A fifth protester was hit and injured by an Israeli teargas canister in his head during the same clashes.

In the meantime, one protester was injured during clashes with Israeli forces near Beit Hanoun border crossing, north of Gaza.

Similar clashes also erupted at many points of friction in the occupied West Bank and along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip on the occasion of 100 days since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital