A Palestinian was injured by gunfire by the Israeli army during a protest near the border fence in the Gaza Strip hours before the start of a nationalist march in Jerusalem that caused the Israeli authorities to raise the alert level of possible incidents.
According to information from the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, the Palestinian was shot in the leg after the military opened fire on a group of Palestinians who approached the fence without further details being known.
The media has also highlighted that several fires have been recorded in areas near the border on Israeli territory, which authorities suspect were caused by the launch of “fire balloons” from the Palestinian enclave.
Israeli Army Chief Aviv Kohavi said late Monday that he was preparing for the possibility of a “new outbreak of fighting” due to the March of the Flags that will take place this Tuesday and cross the neighborhood in the old city of Jerusalem, which prompted the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) to issue harsh warnings.
The march was supposed to be the 10th third holiest place for Muslims.
These incidents resulted in 11 days of fighting in the Gaza Strip, in which more than 250 Palestinians and 12 people were killed in Israel, including one Indian woman and two Filipinos, as well as more than 20 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces for security in the West Bank.
Despite the fact that the government suspended the march last week due to the possible increase in tension due to its route, it finally decided to give it the “green light” this Monday, which has resulted in Hamas with possible ramifications threatens while the Palestinian Authority has requested cancellation.