Δευτέρα, 14 Μαΐου 2018

41 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire at Gaza border

41 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire at Gaza border
At least 41 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops along the Gaza border as protesters demonstrated on the day the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.


It is the highest Palestinian death toll in a single day since a series of protests dubbed the "Great March of Return" began at the border with Israel on 30 March, and since the 2014 Gaza war.

Health officials said 900 Palestinians were wounded, with about 450 of them by live bullets.

Tens of thousands streamed to the  border, some approaching the Israeli fence, a line Israeli leaders have said Palestinians would not be allowed to breach.

Clouds of black smoke from tyres set alight by demonstrators rose in the air.

Demonstrators, some armed with slingshots, hurled stones at the Israeli security forces, who fired volleys of tear gas and intense rounds of gunfire.

The 41 Palestinians killed included a 14-year-old boy, a medic and a man in a wheelchair who had been pictured on social media using a slingshot.

The Israeli military identified three of those killed as armed militants whom it said tried to place explosives near the fence in southern Gaza.

Large crowds are expected to gather throughout the day to protest against the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv.
  (RTE)
 14/5/18
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein

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  1. At least 52 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops along the Gaza border as protesters demonstrated on the day the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.

    It is the highest Palestinian death toll in a single day since a series of protests dubbed the "Great March of Return" began at the border with Israel on 30 March, and since the 2014 Gaza war.

    Health officials said 900 Palestinians were wounded, with about 450 of them by live bullets.

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