Gaza: Five Dead, Hundreds Injured as Israeli Troops Fire on Protests

The Palestinian Health Ministry says at least five people have been killed by Israeli soldiers, and some 350 others injured, many of them by live bullets. Among the dead was a farmer who was killed after an Israeli tank opened fire near the town of Khan Younis. The pair had reportedly wandered near the wall separating the besieged Palestinian territory from Israel. The deaths and injuries came as Gaza residents built a tent city near the wall, as part of a planned 6-week-long protest kicking off today, which is known as Land Day. The annual event marks the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land.

Source: Democracy Now