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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.

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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