Israel strikes Gaza as violent protest rocks enclave

September 24, 2023 / 10:23 PM
A bomb explodes during clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli security forces east of Rafah, Gaza
Sharjah 24 – AFP: The Israeli army said it launched new drone strikes on the Gaza Strip Sunday targeting "two military posts" of Hamas after a protest by Palestinians turned violent.
The latest strikes are among a series that have come amid near-daily demonstrations at the border by Palestinians after Israel closed the Erez crossing from Gaza.

Gaza has been rocked by daily protests since Israeli authorities closed the Erez Crossing, the only gateway for pedestrians entering Israel from the coastal enclave.

Protesters have often resorted to burning tyres, throwing stones and petrol bombs at Israeli troops, who have responded with tear gas and live bullets.

Thousands of Palestinian workers from Gaza have been prevented from entering Israel by the closure of the crossing, which an Israeli NGO, Gisha, condemned as "collective punishment".

September 24, 2023 / 10:23 PM

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