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Palestinian injured by Israeli fire near Gaza border amid tension in Jerusalem

Right-wing Israelis set to stage flag march in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday

Nour Abu Eisha and Hani al-Shaer   | 15.06.2021
Palestinian injured by Israeli fire near Gaza border amid tension in Jerusalem

GAZA CITY, Palestine

A Palestinian youth was injured by Israeli gunfire near the Gaza border fence on Tuesday.

According to an Anadolu Agency reporter, the youth was shot in the leg and was rushed to hospital for treatment.


Earlier Tuesday, Israeli forces opened fire on a group of Palestinian youths near border of the southern city of Khan Younis.


No casualties were reported.


This came amid tension in the Palestinian territories over a planned flag march by right-wing Israelis across occupied East Jerusalem later Tuesday.


The march had originally been planned for May 10 to mark what the Israelis call the day of unifying Jerusalem, in reference to Israel’s occupation of the city in 1967, but the march was canceled amid tensions that escalated into 11 days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza. The fighting came to a halt under an Egyptian-brokered truce on May 21.


*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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