90 wounded in Gaza clashes

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The Independent Online
RAFAH, GAZA STRIP (Reuter) - Israeli soldiers shot and wounded at least 90 Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip yesterday during marches in support of a prisoner hunger strike, medical sources said.

The soldiers fired live ammunition, plastic bullets and tear- gas to disperse several thousand demonstrators outside Red Cross headquarters in Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said. Palestinians threw stones and at least five firebombs. The clashes were the fiercest in the Strip in five months. One man was critically wounded.

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