Israeli Troops Shoot Gazan Protesters

Israeli troops have opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators in the besieged Gaza Strip, injuring several anti-occupation protesters.

Hundreds of Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists were holding an anti-Israeli march near the border fence when the shooting occurred.

At least three protesters were wounded by gunfire and many others suffered from tear gas inhalation, a Press TV correspondent reported on Friday.

The rally dubbed "March of Anger and Return to Palestine," was part of Nakba Day (Catastrophe Day) protest rallies, marking the 63th anniversary of Israeli occupation of Palestine.

A Facebook group named "Third Palestinian Intifada (uprising)" had earlier called on Palestinians and activists in all countries surrounding the occupied Palestinian lands to join the protest march after Friday Prayers.

It had also asked the acting Palestinian Authority chief, Mahmoud Abbas, to join their cause.

On Sunday, thousands of Palestinians gathered in the occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip, and on Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria to mark Nakba Day.

At least 10 people were killed and over 110 others were wounded after Israeli soldiers opened fire on thousands of Palestinian refugees who were holding a symbolic march towards their homeland on the Lebanese side of the border.

In Syria’s Golan Heights, at least 12 protesters were killed and 30 others were wounded by Israeli military fire.

Israeli troops also shot dead and wounded many Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

In 1948, Israeli forces displaced some 700,000 Palestinians, forcing them to flee to different neighboring countries. They also wiped nearly 500 Palestinian villages and towns off the map.

(Press TV)

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