GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA) – At least three Palestinians were injured on Tuesday after Israeli military forces shot them on the eastern border between the Gaza Strip and Israel during their participation in the peaceful Marches of Return and Breaking of the Siege.
According to field medics, three Palestinians were injured in the leg when the Israeli army shot them with live bullets.
Two of the wounded were transported to the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, while one was taken to Khan Younis in the south, they added.
Since March 30, when the peaceful Marches of Return and Breaking of the Siege began, at least 41 Palestinians have been martyred and almost 4,000 others injured by Israeli attacks.
The border rallies in Gaza are part of a six-week protest set to culminate on May 15. That day will mark the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment — an event Palestinians refer to as "the Catastrophe.”
Demonstrators demand that Palestinian refugees be granted the “right of return” to their towns and villages in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel. They also aim to break the 12-year siege of the Gaza Strip.