JERUSALEM — More than 100 Palestinians were treated for injuries from beatings today in the Gaza Strip, hospital officials said, during a Palestinian general strike to protest Israeli rule of the occupied lands.
The army said it could not immediately confirm any injury reports.
Israel deported four Palestinians from the occupied Gaza Strip to Lebanon today, said police in Rachaiya, Lebanon. The move brought to 33 the number of deportees since an Arab uprising against Israeli rule began eight months ago.
Also today, the army opened an inquiry into the causes of Tuesday's prison riot in which two Arabs were killed. A letter by inmates at the tent prison of Kedziot said they were on a hunger strike to press for the prison's closing.
Soldiers sealed off Gaza for a third straight day today, confining 650,000 Palestinians to their homes and barring reporters from the occupied territory.