At least seven Palestinians were injured by Israeli soldiers on Friday, most of them in Gaza, according to medical sources.
Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesman for the health ministry in Gaza, said three men were moderately wounded by Israeli gunfire east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. Earlier in the day, three farmesr were hurt by tank fire, he said.
Israeli military sources said that "Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip fired and damaged a military vehicle"; they dismissed the report of tank fire, saying the farmers were probably hurt in a "work accident," not as a result of Israeli fire.
"In addition, during the course of the day Palestinians gathered adjacent to the security fence, hurling firebombs and rocks at soldiers", which the army regarded as "serious events that threaten the security and stability in southern Israel."
In the West Bank, at least one person was hurt after being hit in the head by a rubber bullet, a Palestinian ambulance worker said, amid protests in different locations to mark eight years of rallies against the Israeli separation wall. Troops used tear gas and rubber bullets against the protesters.