Israeli forces injure 27 Gazans as 'Great March of Return' rallies resume

Elias Hubbard
December 9, 2019

However, a number of people staged a protest east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip last Friday and were met by Israeli fire, which left a 16-year-old dead.

Israeli occupation forces have injured 27 Palestinians during the "Great March of Return" rallies, which have continued in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Health Ministry said the four of the injured Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and ten with rubber-coated steel bullets, while the rest suffered cuts and bruises in addition to the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

Over the past decade, Israel has launched three military assaults on the Gaza Strip and there have been dozens of shorter skirmishes.

Settlement is one of the most significant issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it is one of the reasons for freezing the peace talks between the two sides that had stopped in 2014. "We shouldn't let that happen", he said.

The Palestinian News Agency WAFA quoted Abbas as saying that "we have agreements with the Israelis that all these institutions should be functioning normally like any other institution in the West Bank and Gaza".

According to the Palestinian ministry of information, the four are Christine Rinawi, Dana Abu Shamsiyeh, Ameer Abed Rabbo and Ali Yassin, who work in the city for Palestinian Authority-funded Palestine TV.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Friday that "the journalists were detained in connection with illegal activity by the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem", without providing further details.

The journalists were released from a central Jerusalem police station Friday afternoon, a photographer said.

In November, Israel ordered the closure of Palestine TV's Jerusalem office for six months on the grounds that it was planning to stage activities for the PA, which exercises limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank adjacent to Jerusalem. The prime minister's proposals would be a disastrous blow to the prospects for peace, would trample on Palestinan rights and worldwide law, and would imperil Israel's future.

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