Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Gaza, 2 Muharram 1437/15 October 2015 (MINA) – Ongoing clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in northern and central Gaza Strip left on Tuesday over 45 Palestinian civilians wounded.

A Palestinian paramedics said that 40 wounded civilians were transferred, in moderate-to-critical conditions, to the Kamal Udwan hospital, in northern Gaza, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), Wednesday (14/10).

Spokesperson for the Palestinian Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qudra, confirmed the piece of news in a Facebook statement.

The Israeli occupation soldiers kidnapped an unidentified Palestinian youth as he came within their reach near the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border-crossing, eye-witnesses told a PIC reporter.

The IOF soldiers discharged random barrages of live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear gas canisters on a group of Palestinian protesters. 35 Palestinian civilians sustained injuries and dozens of others choked on tear gas as a result.

The IOF closed the Beit Hanoun border-crossing before Palestinian passengers in an attempt to tighten the noose around Gazans’ neck.

Clashes burst out near the border-crossing and culminated in heavy barrages of tear gas grenades and live rounds randomly fired by the IOF in an attempt to disband the demos.

Six Palestinian youths sustained live bullet wounds in the noon clashes with the occupation patrols near the border fence, to the east of the Bureij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip.

The casualties were rushed to hospital so as to be urgently treated for the inflicted wounds.

Earlier Monday, sniper dogs, tear gas canisters, and live bullets were unleashed by the Israeli occupation troops on a group of Palestinian young men while another was crushed by an Israeli army jeep.

The violent clashes that have flared up since the outbreak of the Jerusalem Intifada brought the death toll of Palestinians to at least 30, including seven children, 19 West Bankers, and 11 Gazans.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)