Israeli forces injured, on Friday afternoon, dozens of Palestinians, including a photojournalist, at demonstrations held at different sites along the eastern border fence, in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinians held protests along the easter border fence, east of Gaza City and Jabalia, in the north, and Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, to protest against the ongoing Israeli siege on Gaza, and in solidarity with Palestinians held in occupation prisons.

Occupation soldiers stationed behind the separation fence, fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters at Palestinian youths, who burned rubber tires.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that 12 people, including a Palestinian photojournalist, were shot and injured by rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters.

Dozens of Palestinian youths who participated in the demonstration, sustained inhalation injuries from tear gas exposure.

Israeli forces deliberately targeted photojournalist, Ashraf Abu Amra, shooting him in the hand with a tear gas canister, while he was covering the demonstration, east of Khan Younis.

[Video from Quds News Network]

Abu Amra underwent surgery for a severe injury to his hand, resulting in the amputation of one of his fingers.

A social media video documented the moment Abu Amra was hit by a tear gas canister in the hand that was holding the camera.

Occupation tanks fired artillery shells, and warplanes fired missiles at an alleged resistance site belonging to the “Islamic Resistance Movement” (Hamas) shortly after the demonstrations, injuring one Palestinian.