JERUSALEM — Two Palestinian girls were wounded Wednesday when an Israeli motorist opened fire to disperse demonstrators stoning his car in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, army officials said.
Hundreds of Palestinians, meanwhile, clashed with soldiers in anti-Israeli demonstrations throughout the Gaza Strip, and at least one protester was arrested, Palestinian sources said.
The shooting Wednesday came a day after Jewish settlers opened fire on stone-throwing students, killing a 17-year-old girl.
An Israeli army official said an Israeli motorist fired shots in the air at about 8 a.m. Wednesday after his vehicle was stoned by demonstrators at the El Wahda High School for Girls in Gaza City.
Two girls were later found wounded in the area.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said preliminary investigation indicated that the students were hit by the motorist's gunfire but police were still investigating.