Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza: medics

Lester Mason
November 1, 2018

Ashraf al-Kidra, a health ministry official, reports that ambulance personnel are carrying corpses to a hospital, having recovered them from within the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel. Abdel-Hamid and his friends drank tea in the afternoon and rode a donkey cart, a daily habit, and did not come home, she said. I told them to be careful.

The Gaza-Israel border area has been volatile for months as the enclave's Hamas rulers organise weekly protests there against a decade-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

The incident occurred after months of protests and clashes along the Gaza border.

Israel alleged they were attempting to damage the fence and "were apparently involved in placing an improvised explosive device adjacent to it".


Rights groups have branded open-fire orders as unlawful, saying they effectively permit soldiers to use potentially lethal force against unarmed protesters.

"They were there late, and that's why an aircraft hit them", said Fatma Abu Isied, Khaled's aunt. The sit-ins went on through dawn Monday.

On Friday 26 October, mass protests at the perimeter fence resulted in five Palestinians being killed and over 200 injured. Israel accused Iranian forces based in Syria of ordering the Palestinian movement to launch the rockets and threatened retaliation that is "not limited geographically".

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 80 Palestinians suffered various injuries, 15 of whom were shot and injured by Israeli live ammunition, seven were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, while dozens of others suffered from tear-gas inhalation. Egypt and United Nations officials have been seeking a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, with Qatar providing humanitarian assistance, AFP said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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