Our correspondent in Gaza quoted the Palestinian Ministry of Health as saying: "49 citizens were injured due to the firing of live and rubber bullets at the participants in the border marches."
The correspondent pointed out that among the injured, two journalists, as they were covering the marches.
An Israeli army spokesman said that "some 6,000 Palestinians took part in marches on the border today, and that some demonstrators threw stones at troops near the separation fence."
The Israeli army reinforced its forces on the Gaza border following an armed clash last Thursday between an armed Palestinian and the army forces, three of whom were wounded, and the Palestinian was killed.
The marches held today were under the slogan "massacre of Homs Valley" in solidarity with Homs Valley neighborhood of Jerusalem, whose homes Israel demolished last month.