Israeli fire wound two Palestinians in Gaza

14:45, May 21, 2011      

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Israeli fire wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Friday as hundreds of people rallied trying to reach Israel's borders, witnesses said.

The demonstration was an attempt to revive Sunday's incidents, during which Palestinians headed to Israel's borders from the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon to mark the 63rd anniversary of Israel's creation. The Palestinians describe the birth of the Jewish state and their consequent evictions as Nakba (catastrophe).

A major rally was planned to take place at the Erez crossing point in northern Gaza Strip, but forces from Hamas, which controls Gaza, prevented the demonstrators from reaching Erez.

But in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, dozens of people could march towards the borders, but the rally was soon scattered following Israeli fire. Two people were lightly wounded, according to witnesses.

Source: Xinhua

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