Palestinians Say Israeli Live Fire Killed 3 at Gaza Border

Elias Hubbard
April 29, 2018

The Palestinians say Israel is using excessive force against the protesters, 2,000 of whom have been wounded by gunfire.

"We will turn this deal into a resounding slap in the face for the administration in Washington and anyone who weaves conspiracies against the Palestinian people", Haniyeh said.

In Palestine, three more Palestinians have been martyred by Israeli forces during protest at Gaza border.

Friday's protests began several hundred yards away from the border, where a crowd of thousands have set up camp for the ongoing demonstrations.

The soldiers also injured more than 995, including at least 178 who were shot with live fire.

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas political bureau, said the demonstrations during the month of Ramadan will deal with many challenges - including a peace plan by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Israel's United Nations ambassador, Danny Danon, said Israel is "diligently defending its sovereignty" and accused Zeid of encouraging Hamas' "exploitation of civilians".

The human rights group Amnesty International called for a global arms embargo against Israel, accusing it of "carrying out a murderous assault" against Palestinian protesters.

Palestinians in Gaza have organized each week along the Israeli border fence to protest displacement and what they consider land confiscation after Israel's founding.

She says the civilians "either provide cover for military infrastructure, or they become victims that rally the global media to their cause".

Gaza's Islamic militant rulers have called for a mass rally at the border every Friday as part of a weeks-long campaign of protests against a decade-old blockade of the territory.

He said Israel would not tolerate Hamas attempts "to use civilians as human shields and as a disguise for terrorists trying to infiltrate into Israel".

On the other hand, the Israeli occupation soldiers detained at dawn Saturday one Palestinian in Bait Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, after raiding and searching his family's house. The protests are to culminate on May 15, the anniversary of Israel's creation. In other scenes, a small group lobs stones at an Israeli military vehicle on the other side of the fence.

Hassan al-Jeddi, a photographer for the local pro-Hamas news website Shams News, inhaled tear gas while covering protests east of Al-Bureij, according to news reports and local journalists.

Israeli warplanes struck late Friday military targets belonging to the armed wing of Hamas and two boats belonging to maritime police. The Israeli military said about 14,000 Gazans had been participating in what it described as "riots", and that some had tried to breach the frontier.

The protest movement is officially independent but has the backing of Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel since 2008.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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