Journalists Injured While Reporting on Palestinian Clashes With Israeli Forces on Jewish New Year

At least six people, including two journalists, were injured during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli forces at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, on Sunday, September 17, Palestinian health officials said.

According to local media journalists Bilal Al-Sabbagh from Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Fadi Al-Danaf from Al-Manara TV received injuries in the foot from a gas bomb on Sunday evening.

Video by Mohamed El Eaife shows Al-Sabbagh transported by stretcher into an ambulance on the scene, as tires burn near the border.

Local media reported the demonstrations occurred in protest of Israeli forces who imposed tight security at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem earlier on Sunday morning.

According to Aljazeera, Israeli forces denied access to any Palestinian below the age of 50 to clear the way for Israeli settlers on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Storyful has reached out to AFP for comment on the state of Al-Sabbagh’s injury. Credit: Mohamed El Saife via Storyful