Wednesday, 18 September 2019 01:42 GMT

Two dead after explosion in Gaza

(MENAFN) According to local health ministry, an explosion in the southern Gaza Strip killed at least two Palestinians, Sputnik reported.

Medics that arrived at the site of the blast said that three people were killed but officials confirmed only two deaths.

Protests at Gaza Strip began on March 30 with more than 30,000 protesters and are expected to continue until April 19, Israel's ''Independence Day.'' Palestinians call that day "Al-Nakba," Arabic for "the catastrophe." The demonstrators are demanding their right of return to their ancestral homeland of Palestine.

Demonstrations that began 30 March in the Gaza Strip are part of an annual Palestinian commemoration of the deaths of six Arab Israeli citizens killed by Israeli forces in 1976, during protests against government land confiscations in northern Israel.

At least 35 Gazans were martyred and hundreds injured when Israeli forces opened fire on protesters.

Protesters are demanding Palestinian refugees be allowed the right of return to towns and villages their families fled, or were driven out of, when the state of Israel was created in 1948.


Two dead after explosion in Gaza

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