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3 Palestinians hurt by Israel fire near Gaza border

September 13, 2023 at 6:16 pm

Palestinian protesters runs amidst tear gas smoke fired by Israeli forces during a demonstration along the border, east of Gaza City, to mark Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, on September 13, 2023 [MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images]

Three Palestinians were injured by Israeli army fire in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry, Anadolu Agency reports.

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered near a security fence in eastern Gaza to mark Israel’s pullout from the seaside territory in 2005.

Israeli forces fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd, eyewitnesses said. Israel pulled out its forces from the Gaza Strip on 22 September, 2005 as part of a disengagement plan by then-Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon.

Home to nearly 2.3 million Palestinians, Gaza has been reeling under a years-long Israeli blockade since 2007, badly affecting livelihood in the enclave.

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