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Palestinians injured as Israel dispersed demonstrations near Gaza fence

September 18, 2023 at 10:47 am

Ashraf Amra, photojournalist of Anadolu Agency (AA), is shot in his hand while on duty as a result of the intervention of Israeli forces in Khan Yunis, Gaza on September 15, 2023. [Abed Rahim Khatib – Anadolu Agency]

A number of Palestinians were injured yesterday after the Israeli occupation army dispersed demonstrations held in solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque near the fence separating the besieged Gaza Strip and Israel, the Anadolu news agency reported.

Medical sources told the news wire that a number of young Palestinians were directly injured by rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs, while many suffered suffocation as a result of inhaling tear gas.

The reporter said two Palestinian journalists were directly hit by gas bombs, noting that the nature of their injuries has not yet been determined.

On Sunday, hundreds of Palestinians from the besieged Gaza Strip flocked to the separation fence to participate in demonstrations denouncing the Israeli settlers’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and emptying it of Muslim worshippers to mark the Jewish New Year.

The Jewish holiday period began on Friday evening and continues until 8 October.

Read: Anadolu Agency photojournalist Ashraf Amra injured by tear gas fired by Israeli forces in Khan Yunis