Palestinian woman killed, hundreds injured in the weekly Gaza march


GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — A Palestinian woman was killed and dozen injured on Friday afternoon during clashes between hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers stationed on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said.

   Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al Qedra said in a press statement that a Palestinian women was killed and ten wounded by Israeli soldiers’ gunfire during clashes in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.

  Paramedics and medical sources said that at least 125 Palestinian demonstrators were shot and wounded on Friday afternoon by live gunshots during fierce clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip, including two who are in serious condition and one local photojournalist.

The Israeli media reported that 12,000 demonstrators gathered on Friday afternoon along with the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, joining the 42nd Friday of the anti-Israel marches of return which started the end of last March.

 The report said that Palestinian demonstrators threw around 17 handmade bombs at Israeli army patrols were present at the borderline area between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel. No injuries reported.

 The report, which is based on Israeli army briefings, also said that the demonstrators had also vandalized the barbed wire of the fence of the border and released dozens of arson balloons from the area into southern Israel.

Hamas leader in Gaza Maher Sabra, who joined Friday’s marches of return in eastern Gaza city close to the border with Israel told hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators “we tell Benjamin Netanyahu if you are seeking safety and security, you should leave Palestine.״

   “We can’t accept the occupation’s postponement while we are committed to the calm understandings. We will be committed to calm as long as the occupation is committed to it,” he said.

   He stated that “It’s time to finish the first phase of the calm understandings and start with the second phase.”

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