Israeli occupation forces injured 22 Palestinian demonstrators during its aggression on a demonstration near the eastern fence of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health stated.
For the seventh consecutive day, Palestinians in Gaza had been demonstrating in protest against Israeli aggression on the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling for ending the Israeli blockade on Gaza.
The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas assured that the Palestinian youths are calling for the Israel siege to be immediately lifted.
It is worth noting that Israeli occupation brought the entire Gaza Strip in June 2007 under a land, aerial, and naval blockade that worsened over the years, turning the enclave into an open-air prison.
About 2.1 million Palestinians have been subjected to numerous closures during the past two decades, including restrictions on imports of fuel and other goods, essential medical equipment, and the movement of people and patients out of and into Gaza across the ‘Eriz’ border, according to a UN report.
The ongoing blockade, which includes severe restrictions not only on the movement of people but of goods, amounts to unlawful collective punishment under international law.