One Palestinian citizen was killed, 9 were injured, and others chocked on tear gas on Friday after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) targeted anti-siege demonstrations on several border areas east of the Gaza Strip.
The PIC reporters said that dozens of youths gathered in five points of contact east of the Gaza Strip, ignited tires and raised banners condemning the siege, and affirmed that they were attacked by the IOF with live bullets and tear gas canisters.
Spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qedra, said that Ayed Jomaa, 35, died after he was shot with a live bullet in the head while 6 others were injured as they were targeted by the IOF to the east of Jabalia city in the northern Gaza Strip.
According to eyewitnesses, at least 10 citizens chocked on tear gas and were treated in the field.
In a later development, the PIC reporter said that two Palestinian youths were injured in the demonstrations to east of al-Bureij refugee camp and a third was injured east of al-Shuja’iya neighborhood.
According to the PIC reporter in Khan Younis, dozens of youths gathered east of Khuza’a town in the southern Gaza Strip, set tires on fire, raised Palestinian flags and approached the Israeli security fence separating the Gaza Strip and the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories.
He added that the IOF snipers stationed on high hills behind the security fence and many military jeeps were deployed in the area.
For his part, the PIC reporter in the central Gaza Strip said that nearly 150 youths launched a demonstration east of al-Bureij refugee camp in which they raised Palestinian flags and anti-siege banners and were targeted by the IOF with live bullets and tear gas canisters.
Member of the Hamas political bureau Fathi Hammad, who participated in a demonstration to the east of Jabalia, denounced the policies pursued by the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas against the Gaza Strip and aimed at imposing collective punishment on the Gazans through tightening the siege and bringing the coastal enclave into a vicious circle of continual crises.
The National Committee to Break the Siege and the youth movement have launched calls for daily demonstrations east of the Gaza Strip in rejection of the siege and in protest at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza.
(Source / 09.06.2017)