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Terror regime israel’s fire injures five Palestinians near Gaza border: Health ministry

18 April 2018 17:30

 

At least five people have sustained injuries in Israeli artillery shelling in the besieged Gaza Strip amid weeks-long anti-occupation demonstrations.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the attack was carried out in an area in the city of Khan Yunis on Wednesday. One of the wounded is said to be in critical condition.

The Israeli military says it targeted a post belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas after a group of Palestinians approached the so-called buffer zone.

Four Palestinian men were killed and several others sustained injuries after Israeli battle tanks struck the southern part of Gaza on April 14.

Israeli tanks shell Gaza Strip, kill 4 Palestinians

At least four Palestinians have been killed and several others injured when Israeli tanks shelled the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Gaza has seen mass protests against the Tel Aviv regime along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Tensions have been spiraling out of control in the besieged coastal enclave since Palestinians began staging anti-occupation protests, dubbed the Great March of Return, late last month.

Nearly three dozen Palestinians have been killed and more than 4,000 wounded by Israeli forces since March 30.

Palestinians say protesters are being shot while posing no threat to soldiers.

The Israeli military frequently bombs Gaza, with civilians being the main target of such attacks.

Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014. The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war.

A Palestinian farmer checks his land that was hit by an Israeli artillery shell in eastern Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, April 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Gaza has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

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