Gaza, MINA – Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers during a protest along the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, September 6, Palestinian health officials reported. Both named Khaled Al-Rabai (14) and Ali Al-Ashqar (17).
Meanwhile, 70 other people were injured and 38 of them were hit directly, according to the medical team.
Hours later, five projectiles were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel, as confirmed by Israeli military after the rocket warning sirens sounded on Israeli border, the City of Sderot, and its two nearby villages just before midnight.
Israeli media reported that one of the rockets had fallen on an open field, but had not claimed any lives.
Israel then retaliated with air and tank attacks on a number of Hamas military targets in the northern Gaza Strip, an Israeli military spokesman said. Palestinian officials claimed there were no casualties from the attack.
Protesters staged an 18-month weekly protest called the “Great March of Return”, calling for an end to the blockade imposed on Gaza by Israel and Egypt.
They also demanded that the Palestinians have the right to return to their land which was forcibly taken with the establishment of Israel in 1948. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)