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Israeli forces kill 9 Palestinians on Land Day

More than 1,000 others wounded by Israeli forces during march against Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories.

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Palestinians run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes in Gaza [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

At least nine Palestinians have been killed and hundreds of others wounded during clashes with Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel in a major demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day.

Mohammed Najjar, 25, was shot in the stomach in a clash east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, while Mahmoud Muammar, 38, and Mohammed Abu Omar, 22, were both shot dead in Rafah, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement on Friday.

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