UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of 55 people, including children and injured more than 2,400 others, by the Israeli army in clashes in the eastern Gaza Strip, while participating in the “Great Return Parades”.
The Ministry confirmed that the dead and wounded were killed in various camps along the border strip of the sector.
For its part, the Ministry of Interior and Security in Gaza killed four of its members shot by the Israeli army while securing the return marches in the “Nakba”.
Israeli forces bombed a Palestinian site in the northern Gaza Strip with three rockets, and another targeted a group of young men who tried to cross the fence north of Beit Hanoun with two artillery shells.
The agency quoted witnesses as saying that ambulances were transporting the wounded and that there were increasing numbers of injuries among protesters, some of them serious.
The agency pointed out that Israeli forces threw incendiary materials near the return tents in Khan Yunis this morning, causing the burning of tires, in an attempt to evict the demonstrators.
She pointed out that four Israeli military vehicles incursion into the outskirts of Khuza’a village east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip and began to settle and raze areas in the area.
Hamas: Our people alone decide their fate
“The Palestinian people will in no way accept to live under the weight of the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, and our people have decided to break the siege once and for all,” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem told reporters.
“The holy city of Jerusalem is the essence of the crown of Palestine and its freedom, the goal of the struggle of our people, which will continue until this goal is achieved,” Kassem said.
Thousands of Palestinians marched in the Gaza Strip this morning to mark the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba and protest the opening of its embassy in Jerusalem.