Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Egyptian Forces Wound At Least 2 Palestinians in Gaza During Protest in Support of Viva Palestina Convoy

[Press TV] Viva Palestina Update - Egyptian Forces Wound At Least 2 Palestinians During Protest

2 Palestinians shot in Egypt border protest
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:33:39 GMT

Egyptian forces Wednesday inflicted gunshot wounds on at least two Palestinians during protests against Cairo's steeling its border with the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The incident occurred when security forces confronted the protesters on the Egypt-Gaza border, Reuters reported.

The Egyptian government is building a steel wall along the border to prevent the trafficking of any goods to the strip.

The coastal sliver continues to suffer from an all-out Israeli-imposed blockade which has deprived it of its basic necessities for over two years.

On Wednesday, Egyptian riot police injured 55 people during clashes with Gaza-bound human rights activists.

35 Palestinians Wounded In Clashes With Egyptian Border Police
author Wednesday January 06, 2010 19:51 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported Wednesday that 35 Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip were wounded by Egyptian fire after the Egyptian border police attacked them near the Salah Ed Deen Gate, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinians were protesting in support to the international activists of the Viva Palestina Convoy who were obstructed from entering Gaza and were violently attacked by the Egyptian forces.

Dr. Moawia Hassanen of the Palestinian Ministry of Health told the Palestine Information Center that five Palestinians were hit by live rounds, and are currently in critical conditions.

Dr. Hassanen added that more than 25 Palestinians’ were wounded by Egyptian fire, while others were treated by medics on the scene.

55 persons were wounded on Tuesday evening in Al Arish Egyptian city during clashes that took place when the Egyptian security forces attacked the international peace activists and supporters carrying humanitarian aid to the residents on Gaza.

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