Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters: Palestinians

Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters: PalestiniansIsrael troops on Friday shot dead two Palestinians taking part in protests along the Gaza border, the Palestinian health ministry in the enclave said. The ministry named the dead men as Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, shot near the central Gaza Strip town of Bureij and Sadi Moamer, 26, killed near Rafah, in the south. At least 270 other Palestinians were wounded, 70 of them by gunfire, the ministry said.


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Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into IsraelIsraeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict. Israel has fought three wars in the past decade with Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza strip.


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Palestinians Fire Rockets From Gaza, Drawing Israeli Strikes

  1. Palestinians Fire Rockets From Gaza, Drawing Israeli Strikes  Bloomberg
  2. Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation  CNN
  3. Israel’s wave of strikes on Gaza ‘kill pregnant woman and toddler’ after militants’ rockets hit town of Sderot  Telegraph.co.uk
  4. Renewed Fire Between Israel and Gaza Interrupts Talk of Cease-Fire  New York Times
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Israel arrests Italian graffiti artists in West Bank: Palestinians

Israel arrests Italian graffiti artists in West Bank: PalestiniansIsraeli border police on Saturday arrested two Italian graffiti artists who were painting a mural of a jailed Palestinian teenager, Ahed Tamimi, on the Israeli separation barrier in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian officials. Tamimi, now 17, was sent to prison for assault after being filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier late last year, when she was 16. Tamimi became a heroine to Palestinians after the Dec. 15 incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh was streamed live on Facebook by her mother and went viral.


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Israel strikes Gaza militant sites, Palestinians fire rockets

Israel strikes Gaza militant sites, Palestinians fire rocketsBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Eli Berlzon GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft struck militant targets in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians launched dozens of mortar bombs and rockets from the enclave into Israel on Saturday, the Israeli military said. The exchange of fire followed a familiar pattern of retaliatory attacks by the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups across the Gaza-Israel border, which has seen an escalation of violence over the past few months. A Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said Egypt and other international players were holding contacts with Israel and Gaza to restore calm.


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Palestinians call for 'revenge' at funeral of boy killed by Israeli fire

Palestinians call for 'revenge' at funeral of boy killed by Israeli fireThousands of Palestinians on Saturday attended the funeral of the 11-year-old son of a Hamas military commander killed by Israeli fire in the southern Gaza Strip, with mourners demanding “revenge”. Yasser Abu al-Naja, whose father is a member of Hamas’s military wing, was shot in the head on Friday in border clashes near the southern city of Khan Yunis. Senior members of Hamas, which rules the blockaded Gaza Strip, and commanders of its Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades attended the funeral.


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