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Israeli Forces on Friday Killed 4 Palestinian Protesters, Wounded 232 in Air Strikes, Sniper Fire

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Israeli Forces Kill Several Palestinians in Gaza Protests

27 October 2018

FRANCE 24 — Israeli forces shot and killed at least four Palestinians and wounded 232, 180 of them from live fire, during protests along the border with Gaza on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said.

The Israeli military responded with air strikes at three positions belonging to Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, an army statement said.

It said 16,000 Palestinians had gathered along the Gaza border and hurled grenades, firebombs and rocks at Israeli troops, who responded with “riot dispersal means” and live fire when required.

Palestinians have been protesting along the border since March 30, demanding an end to Israel’s blockade of the territory and the right to return to lands from which they fled or were driven when Israel was founded in 1948. […]

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