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7 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces on Gaza border
Published Friday 27/12/2013 (updated) 29/12/2013 11:19
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GAZA (Ma'an) -- Seven people suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces east of Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday.

Witnesses told Ma'an reported that Israeli forces fired tear gas heavily at Palestinian youths, and the fumes reached residences in the Izbet Abed Rabbo area east of the camp.

Medics said that two women were among the injured, and that they were taken to Kamal Adwan hospital.

Tensions have been high along the border with Israel in the Gaza Strip recently, as Israeli forces have severely escalated attacks against Palestinian civilians in the area, killing two and injuring 14.

Palestinian militants inside the strip have launched increasing numbers of rockets into southern Israel, which have all landed in open areas.

On Thursday, Dec. 20, Israel forces shot dead a Palestinian man who was collecting plastic and metal scraps near the border, while his brother was injured.

On the same day, four other Palestinians were also shot near the borders of the Gaza Strip in separate incidents.

On Tuesday, when a Palestinian sniper shot an Israeli Defense Ministry employee working at the border fence, Israel responded with air strikes against the Gaza Strip, killing 3-year-old, Hala Abu Sbeikha while she was playing in the yard of her home in al-Maghazi refugee camp, and injuring her mother and brother.

Four other Gazans were also injured in a series of Israeli attacks on that day.

Since then, two more Palestinians have been injured in Israeli airstrikes.

An Egyptian mediated ceasefire agreement was reached in November 2012 between Palestinian factions and Israel to end over a week of fighting which left over 170 Palestinians dead and thousands injured. Six Israelis were also killed during the fighting.

Since the agreement, Israeli forces have shot dozens of Gazans in border areas, and have launched frequent incursions.

The Gaza Strip has been under a severe economic blockade imposed by the State of Israel since 2006.
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1 ) Horace Butterworth / UK
27/12/2013 22:41
When I follow on the news the aggravation Johnny Arab and his family have in Gaza, especially the lack of fuel problems in winter, for their very attractive and substantially built power station (thanks Ma'an for that photo). Poor drainage, inadequate rubbish collection etc. It occurs to me why doesn't Johnny Arab and his wife, don their colourful keffiyahs and AK47’s, and demonstrate against their duly elected government Hamas. Every other country in the world would, but not these dear people.

2 ) Tibi / Tubas
27/12/2013 22:53
Until a peace agreement is negotiated, The Situation Is Very Simple: - Clash and get injured, or - Don't and you won't !!

3 ) Carol Scheller / Switzerland
27/12/2013 23:21
Lack of fuel problems, Horace ? We do not follow the same news. Gaza's sole power station, constructed with American funds and bombed by Israel in 2006, an incident from which is never fully recovered, is again shut down after just 12 days of operation, due to Israel's closing the passage for fuel and all other mercandise at Kerem Shalom.

4 ) Bemused / New Zealand
28/12/2013 04:04
Horace Butterworth, you display incredible ignorance. Israel is designated by the United nations as the occupying power of Gaza, as it controls its air, land and sea borders, and almost everything that enters or exits. As the occupying power, Israel is responsible under international law for the well-being of Gaza's population. Please acquaint yourself with the facts before advertising your abject foolishness so publicly - it may save you some humiliation, however well-deserved.

5 ) Nancy Spritz / USA
28/12/2013 09:08
@1 Every other nation in the world, with the exception of North Korea
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