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.
Source : MEMO