Protests along Gaza border leave 39 injured

About 6,000 people came to the Friday protests.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 22, 2019 14:38
PALESTINIANS TAKE PART in a protest last week marking Nakba Day, east of Gaza City.

PALESTINIANS TAKE PART in a protest last week marking Nakba Day, east of Gaza City. . (photo credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS)

Protests broke out, as on every Friday, along the Gaza border, with some 6,000 protesters in attendance.

Three explosive devices were thrown over the fence into Israeli territory, and one person attempted to climb over the fence. Soon after crossing over, the IDF sent the Palestinian back into Gazan territory.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that 39 people were injured during the protests, including a Palestinian paramedic.

The weekly protests continue on the eve of the US-sponsored “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Bahrain. It was met with wide-spread objection, with even the Palestinian Authority’s rivals Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other groups coming out in support of the its strong rejection of the conference.


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