Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in Gaza protests: medics

Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in Gaza protests: medicsIsraeli soldiers killed three Palestinians and wounded at least 30 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, Palestinian medical officials said. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to prevent border breaches by some 12,000 Palestinians who massed at several points near the fence, some of them hurling rocks and firebombs at troops under cover of smoke from burning tires. Friday’s dead, one of them a boy whom medics said appeared to be around 14 years old, brought to 177 the number of Palestinians killed since the sometimes violent protests were launched on March 30 to press several demands against Israel.


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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank raid: medics

  1. Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank raid: medics  Reuters
  2. Two Gazan scientists found dead in Algeria — report  The Times of Israel
  3. Fragile Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas Faces Test  Wall Street Journal
  4. Israel’s Only Policy on Gaza Is to Beat the Drums of War  Haaretz
  5. As Violence Flares, Kushner Threatens to Abandon a Plan B for the Mideast: Rebuilding Gaza  New York Times
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Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protest: medics

Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protest: medicsBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli forces killed a Palestinian nurse on Friday as she tried to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, according to health officials and a witness, while Israel said militants had attacked its troops with gunfire and a grenade. Najar, a 21-year-old volunteer medic, was shot as she ran toward the fortified border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty, a witness said. Wearing a white uniform, “she raised her hands high in a clear way, but Israeli soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest,” the witness, who requested anonymity, told Reuters.


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Israeli army kills two militants in Gaza border shelling: medics

Israeli army kills two militants in Gaza border shelling: medicsIsraeli tank shelling killed two members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and wounded a third in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said, after weeks of border protests that have drawn lethal army fire. Israel’s military confirmed that it targeted an observation post, calling the attack retaliation for a bomb that had been placed next to the border fence overnight. Hostilities over the Gaza frontier have soared since Palestinians began mass-demonstrations on March 30, which Israel deems cover for attempts to breach the border fence.


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2 Gazans killed by Israeli fire after infiltration attempt: army, medics

2 Gazans killed by Israeli fire after infiltration attempt: army, medicsTwo Palestinians were killed after attempting to infiltrate Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Israeli army and Palestinian medical sources said, the latest incident in escalating cross-border violence. The army said its forces “fired towards three suspects who attempted to infiltrate into Israel from the southern Gaza Strip and to damage security infrastructure”, killing two of the suspects. Gaza’s health ministry confirmed the deaths, identifying the casualties as Abdel Rahman Qudeih, 23, and Mohammed Abu Rayda, 20.


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Israeli forces kill three Gaza border protesters, wound 400: medics

Israeli forces kill three Gaza border protesters, wound 400: medicsBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead three protesters along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medics said, hours after the United Nations human rights chief criticized Israel for using “excessive force” against demonstrators. Israeli troops have killed 41 Palestinians and wounded more than 5,000 others since Gaza residents began staging protests along the border fence on March 30 to demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees.


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