Madagascans return to protest after clashes

Madagascans return to protest after clashesThousands of Madagascan opposition supporters returned to the streets on Monday to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security forces on demonstrations. Two people were killed and at least 16 people wounded at protests in the capital Antananarivo on Saturday that President Hery Rajaonarimampianina denounced as an attempted coup. Large crowds gathered on Monday to honour the victims, parading quietly pass two coffins that were placed in May 13 square, the symbolic heart of the capital Antananarivo.


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New Palestinian deaths bring toll from Israel clashes to 40

New Palestinian deaths bring toll from Israel clashes to 40Two Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israel were pronounced dead Monday, a Gaza official said, bringing the toll from Israeli fire since March 30 to 40. A spokesman for the Hamas-controlled territory’s health ministry named the latest fatalities as Tahrir Wahba, 18, and Abdullah Shamali, 20. Wahba was shot in the head in a clash east of Khan Yunis on April 6, and Shamali died of “bullet wounds to his belly” sustained on Friday, said spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra.


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4 killed in fresh protests, clashes on Gaza-Israel border

4 killed in fresh protests, clashes on Gaza-Israel borderThousands protested along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel in a fourth straight Friday of mass demonstrations and clashes, with four Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces. Israeli army gunfire killed a 15-year-old boy and two young men, aged 24 and 25, in northern Gaza, rescue workers said, and a 29-year-old Palestinian was shot dead in the south of the coastal enclave. The latest deaths brought to 38 the toll of those killed by Israeli forces since March 30, with hundreds of others also wounded by gunfire, according to Gaza’s health ministry.


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Hundreds of Palestinians Injured, One Killed, in Clashes With Israel's Military

  1. Hundreds of Palestinians Injured, One Killed, in Clashes With Israel’s Military  Wall Street Journal
  2. Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate at Gaza border for a third week, hundreds injured  Washington Post
  3. Gaza: Dozens of Palestinians hurt by live fire from Israeli troops  UPI.com
  4. What Palestinians can teach us about popular resistance  Aljazeera.com
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New clashes on Gaza-Israel border after deadly violence

New clashes on Gaza-Israel border after deadly violenceClashes erupted as thousands protested for a third consecutive Friday along Gaza’s border with Israel amid violence in which Israeli forces have killed 34 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others. The numbers of protesters were smaller than in previous weeks, though still substantial and with Gaza’s health ministry reporting dozens more Palestinians wounded and one killed by Israeli gunfire.


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Journalist among 9 dead in latest Gaza clashes, Palestinian health officials say

  1. Journalist among 9 dead in latest Gaza clashes, Palestinian health officials say  CNN
  2. PHOTOS: Gazans Protest Again; Palestinian Officials Say 8 Killed By Israel  NPR
  3. Eight Die as Protests Resume at Gaza-Israel Fence  Wall Street Journal
  4. The bare facts about the Gaza demonstrators are correct, but the rest of the story is missing  Los Angeles Times
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At least 20 people dead in clashes between militants and Indian army in Kashmir

At least 20 people dead in clashes between militants and Indian army in KashmirIndian security forces killed at least three civilians and wounded about 70 in restive Kashmir on Sunday when hundreds of people tried to prevent them from carrying out operations against suspected militants, police and residents said. At least 17 other people, including 13 suspected militants, were killed in gunbattles during the day in southern Kashmir, police officials said, the worst violence in the region this year. When hundreds of people came out on the streets of Kachdoora village in Shopian district to try to halt a gunbattle between militants and security forces, troops used tear gas and pellet guns to disperse the crowd. They later opened fire. Locals said that after the protests, the security forces called off the operation. Police said five militants and three soldiers were killed in the fighting. Muslim separatists have been waging a violent campaign against Indian rule since the late 1980s in Indian-held Kashmir. Indian government forces fire live rounds, teargas shells and metal pellets at Kashmiri Muslims during the funeral of Zubair Ahmad Turray, a rebel commander, killed in a gun battle with Indian armed forces on April 1, 2018 in Shopain  Credit: Getty Images Fighting also broke out in two other villages in the region on Sunday. SP Vaid, the state director general of police, said the army received information on Saturday night about militants hiding in an area near Dragad village, about 30 miles south of Kashmir’s capital of Srinagar and also in Shopian district. “In Dragad, 7 bodies of militants were recovered including top commanders. They were killed in a gunbattle,” Mr Vaid said, adding that the owner of the house in which the militants were trapped was also killed. Women wail as they watch the body of Zubair Ahmed Turay, a suspected militant, being carried away during his funeral procession Credit: Reuters Another militant was killed in Dialgam village in Anantnag district, about 37 miles south of Srinagar, while one was caught alive, he said. Authorities have directed schools and colleges in Kashmir to remain closed on Monday to prevent any recurrence of violence, and restrictions have been imposed in several areas. Train services to south Kashmir have been suspended as a precautionary measure, a railways official said, and internet services in five districts have also been blocked. In south Kashmir’s Pulwama district the local administration has imposed restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles to prevent any violence. 


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Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashes

Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashesIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday praised troops for “guarding the country’s borders” after a mass Gaza frontier protest led to clashes that left 16 Palestinians dead. The Israeli army said it opened fire only when necessary, against those taking an active part in violence. It said there were attempts to damage the fence and break through into Israel, as well as an attempted gun attack against troops.


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