29th September 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Team | Gaza, Occupied Palestine
On Friday afternoon, Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at Palestinian demonstrators during a protest by the Nahal Oz checkpoint east of Gaza City.
The demonstration followed a march from Palestine Square (al-Saha) organized by the Intifada Youth Coalition to commemorate the thirteenth anniversary of the second Intifada and protest Israeli incursions into the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied east Jerusalem.
A boy wears his shirt as a mask to protect against tear gas. (Photo by Joe Catron)
Israeli troops fired after protesters entered, the “buffer zone,” an area imposed by Israel in 2005 that stretches for hundreds of meters from its separation barrier into the Gaza Strip.
Boys watch as Palestinian Red Crescent Society medics help a demonstrator suffering from tear gas inhalation into an ambulance. (Photo by Joe Catron)
A field burns after a tear gas canister fired by Israeli forces ignites it. (Photo by Joe Catron)
Two demonstrators help a third suffering from tear gas inhalation retreat. (Photo by Joe Catron)
Two demonstrators stand in a field ignited by tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces. (Photo by Joe Catron)
A demonstrator walks toward the separation barrier. (Photo by Joe Catron)
Demonstrators walk away from the separation barrier after the protest. (Photo by Joe Catron)