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3 Palestinians in Gaza shot, injured in Nakba Day protest

May 15, 2015 3:09 P.M. (Updated: May 16, 2015 12:47 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three Palestinians were injured by live fire during a Nakba Day demonstration in the Gaza Strip on Friday, witnesses said.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers opened fire on peaceful demonstrators east of Gaza City, hitting three men in the legs.

Dozens of Palestinians were taking part in the march to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the mass displacment of Palestinians during Israel's creation.

An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an there were "about 100 rioters in the area" during the incident, confirming three direct hits by live fire after Israeli forces opened fire at the lower extremities of five individuals who approached the "security fence," and did not halt on order of the Israeli forces.
Outlier / USA
"Stay away from the fence." Not difficult to understand.
15/05/2015 21:22
Colin Wright / USA
? When Israeli soldiers open fire at 'the lower extremities,' don't they usually hit their victims in the head? It's 'warning shots' that go into the legs.
15/05/2015 22:11
Tobias / USA
- Stop attacking Israel with rockets, and Israel will leave you in peace.
- Stop approaching Israel's security fence, and Israel will leave you in peace. However, since Palestinians prefer to
- Continue provoking an Israeli response, they should expect one !!
15/05/2015 23:32
Voice of Reason / Iran
Trying to storm the border fence is not a 'peaceful protest'. These would-be infilitrators are fortunate that the expertly trained IDF border patrol exercised such admirable restraint.
16/05/2015 10:25
spb / usa
lucky for them there's Dr Basem Naim in gaza
16/05/2015 11:27
John Costello / US
These brave protesters knew they might be shot but they also know that it's not their approaching the wall and even rockets, that break the peace. The peace is broken because they exist and they can sit in their homes until Israel comes to take them or they can try to remind the world of they exist.
17/05/2015 14:19
Outlier / USA
John, I do not see Israel coming for anyone in Gaza. Also Their existence didn't break the peace - their firing rockets at Israel broke the peace.
21/05/2015 20:12
alex olivo / usa
The IDF will shoot any Arabs throwing rocks at them. Wouldn't anyone?
14/06/2015 22:17
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