Five Palestinian killed by Isareli army in Gaza Strip

Apr 15, 2018, 00:33
Five Palestinian killed by Isareli army in Gaza Strip

The Israeli Defense Forces did not fire at the area around the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the IDF said.

Al-Quds Brigades identified the four fighters killed as Ayid al-Hamaydeh, 23, Amjad Alcatrous, 18, Hisham Abd al-Aal, 22, and Hashem Osman, 18.

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Clashes erupted as thousands protested for a third consecutive Friday along Gaza's border with Israel after violence in which Israeli forces have killed 33 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Saturday pressed for a speedy global investigation into the "Israeli aggression" against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip.

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Official figures from Gaza Health Ministry show 32 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 3,000 others injured since the start of the six-week mass rally on March 30.

The explosion comes a day after another mass gathering along the border area in which thousands of Palestinians, some burning Israeli flags and torching tires, staged a protest against the ten-year-old blockade.

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Gaza's ruling militant Hamas group is organising the protests to promote the Palestinian refugees' "right of return" to Israel, but it is also driven by the dire living conditions. Israel has accused Hamas rulers of using the protests as a cover for attacks and says snipers only target the main instigators.

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