17-02-2020 09:44 PM Jerusalem Timing

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Shoot Gazan Protesters

Israeli Occupation Soldiers Shoot Gazan Protesters

Israeli troops have opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators in the besieged Gaza Strip, injuring several anti-occupation protesters

Israeli troops have opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators in the besieged Gaza Strip, injuring several anti-occupation protesters.

Hundreds of Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists were holding an anti-Israeli march near the border fence when the shooting occurred.

At least three protesters were wounded by gunfire and many others suffered from tear gas inhalation, a Press TV correspondent reported on Friday.

The rally dubbed "March of Anger and Return to Palestine," was part of Nakba Day (Catastrophe Day) protest rallies, marking the 63th anniversary of Israeli occupation of Palestine.

A Facebook group named "Third Palestinian Intifada (uprising)" had earlier called on Palestinians and activists in all countries surrounding the occupied Palestinian lands to join the protest march after Friday Prayers.

It had also asked the acting Palestinian Authority chief, Mahmoud Abbas, to join the cause.