One dead, hun­dreds in­jured in Gaza

The Guardian Weekly - - World Roundup -

7 Is­raeli forces on the Gaza fron­tier last Fri­day killed one per­son and wounded hun­dreds of Pales­tini­ans, who were demon­strat­ing for the third week in a row.

Health of­fi­cials in Gaza said 363 peo­ple were in­jured by live am­mu­ni­tion and tear­gas in­hala­tion. They said a Gazan jour­nal­ist was in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion af­ter be­ing shot in the ab­domen. The Pales­tine Red Cres­cent So­ci­ety, said one of its medics was shot in the knee.

Rights groups ac­cuse Is­rael of wan­ton use of live fire. Is­rael says the protests are a ploy by Gaza’s rulers Ha­mas to stage at­tacks, in­clud­ing us­ing ex­plo­sives, or to breach the bor­der.

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