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Three Palestinians martyred, hundreds injured in clashes with Israeli forces at Gaza border

Three Palestinians have been martyred by Israeli fire and hundreds more have sustained injuries at anti-occupation rallies along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and Israeli-Occupied Territories.

According to Press TV, on Friday evening, the Palestinian protesters threw rocks from behind clouds of black smoke of burning tires at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas and live fire.

The Spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that 12-year-old Faris Hafez al-Sarasawi and Mahmoud Akram Abu Sama’an, 24, were fatally shot during “The Great March of Return” protests east of Gaza City.

Hussein Fathi al-Raqab, 28, succumbed also to his Israeli-inflicted gunshot wounds at the Nasser Medical Complex. He had been shot and injured during a demonstrators east of the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers south of Gaza City.

The statement added that another 376 protesters were also injured. A total of 192 demonstrators were admitted to hospitals and medical centers across Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment.

It further noted that 126 people were struck with live bullets. Seven wounded protesters are said to be in a critical condition in hospital.

Qidra went on to say that Zionist regime’s military forces directly targeted a Palestinian ambulance with a gas grenade east of Gaza, without causing any casualties.

Journalist Mohammed Hazem al-Masri suffered injuries when a tear gas canister hit him in the head east of Jabalia refugee camp.

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