Gaza border: Six palestians killed during protest

Lester Mason
October 13, 2018

At least 204 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since protests began on March 30.

On Monday night roughly 7,000 Palestinian Arabs provoked Israeli troops by attacking them with burning tires, rocks and firebombs while dozens of boats tried to break through Israel's naval blockade, Arutz 7 reported.

In addition, the Sunni terrorist organization also tried to infiltrate Israel via breaches in the security fence along the Gaza border.

It named one of those killed as Mohammed Abbas, who was shot in the head.

"Israel will not tolerate a situation in which fuel tankers are allowed to enter Gaza on the one hand, while terror and violence are used against IDF soldiers and Israeli citizens on the other", Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's office said on Friday.

The importing of fuel into Gaza was meant to relieve the humanitarian situation there and reduce tensions in the coastal enclave, allowing the possibility of a more wide-scale agreement between Israel and Hamas.

A middle-aged Palestinian woman has been stoned to death by Israeli settlers in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, reports say.

The suspension comes just days after a United Nations-brokered deal to supply the territory with Qatari-bought fuel came into effect.

In a rare interview recently, Hamas's Gaza head Yahya Sinwar encouraged world powers to work with it to ease suffering in the strip. Most of the Palestinians were killed during border demonstrations, though others died in air strikes and tank shelling.

One Israeli soldier has been killed over the same period.

The ministry did not immediately identify the victims, but said they had been killed as thousands of protesters approached the heavily-guarded Israeli border.

Protesters demand the right of return to their homes and villages in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

They are also calling for Israel to end its crippling blockade of the strip.

Israel accuses Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that controls Gaza, of orchestrating the protests to provide cover for attacks.

However thousands again gathered Friday in sites along the border, AFP correspondents said.

Hamas' chief, Ismail Haniyeh, who attended a protest in east Gaza City, said that "the determination of the Palestinian people will break the siege".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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