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Israeli army wounds 7 Palestinians in Gaza

Palestinians run away after Israeli intervention with tear gas canisters during the "Great March of Return" demonstration at the Israeli border in eastern Deir Al Balah, Gaza on 27 September, 2018 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency]

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

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 east Gaza.

Read: Israel shoots hundreds across occupied West Bank, 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 essential commodities.

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