At least 20 demonstrators were arrested on Sunday as they attempted to enter the Gaza Strip from Israel to mark the first anniversary of the three-week conflict.

The 22-day war claimed around 1,400 Palestinian lives within the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, according to human rights organisations, and 13 Israelis.

Israeli peace activist Haggai Matar said a total of 25 protesters had been arrested after they demanded entry to the blockaded Gaza Strip, and were refused.

The Gaza Strip has been subject to a three-year blockade by Israel, following the armed seizure of power by the militant Hamas.

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