Middle East

Israeli army wounds 7 Palestinians in Gaza

Victims were attending peaceful rallies as part of ‘Great March of Return’

03.10.2018
Israeli army wounds 7 Palestinians in Gaza

By Muhammed Macid

GAZA, Palestine

At least seven Palestinians were injured Tuesday when the Israeli army fired on peaceful demonstrators in Gaza.

The victims were wounded by live bullets, according to information gathered from a local hospital.

Four of them were injured in the eastern part of Jabalia camp while the other three were wounded in eastern Gaza.

Since the rallies began on March 30, scores of Palestinians have been martyred and thousands injured by Israeli troops deployed along the other side of the buffer zone.

Protesters demand the “right of return” to their homes and villages in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

They also demand an end to Israel’s 11-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its more than 2 million inhabitants of many basic commodities.

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