Palestinian men carry a man wounded during clashes with Israeli forces, outside a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
Palestinian men carry a wounded man during clashes with Israeli forces, outside a hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, October 9, 2015. (AFP/File)

Gaza, 29 Dhulhijjah 1436/13 October 2015 (MINA) – Israeli forces shot and injured five Palestinians, one critically, during a demonstration on Monday in the Gaza Strip, which has seen near daily rallies since the beginning of the month.

Dozens of Palestinian youths took part in the demonstration in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza to rally against ongoing Israeli violations in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Maan News quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Witnesses said that Israeli forces opened fire at the demonstration from military towers injuring five, one critically.

Another demonstrator was also reportedly detained.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that “hundreds of rioters gathered near the border fence hurling rocks and rolling burning tires.”

The spokesperson said that Israeli forces responded with “riot-dispersal means,” without providing further details.

On Sunday, a pregnant woman and her two-year-old daughter were killed when an Israeli air strike caused their home to collapse in southern Gaza City.

The Israeli army said in a statement that the air strikes targeted “two Hamas weapon manufacturing facilities in the northern Gaza Strip” and made no mention of any deaths or damage to civilian homes.

The strikes were reportedly carried out in retaliation for a rocket fired from the blockaded coastal enclave late on Saturday night.

Nine Palestinians have been shot dead during demonstrations in the besieged enclave since Oct. 9 including two Palestinian boys, aged 13 and 15, who were shot dead during a rally in Khan Younis. (T/P010/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)