Friday, May 30, 2008

"Israeli forces fired at a crowd of Palestinian protesters..."

Middle East:

"Thousands protest against Israel in Gaza"

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Rafah, 30 May (AKI) - Israeli forces fired at a crowd of Palestinian protesters and injured at least seven during a demonstration against the Gaza blockade on Friday.

Over 10,000 protesters took part in the demonstration organised by the Islamist Hamas movement at the Sufa Crossing, near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli and Palestinian news sources said several people were seriously injured in the shooting.

Thousands of protesters waved Hamas flags, burned tires and chanted anti-Israel slogans.

On Thursday, Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu condemned Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip calling it an "abomination".

He also attacked what he called international complicity over the blockade...