Stand for Gaza: Pro-Palestine & Pro-Israel Protesters Face off in London

12 May, 2018, 20:58 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Stand for Gaza: Pro-Palestine & Pro-Israel Protesters Face off in London

The Palestinian ministry of health announced the killing of a 40-year-old in Khan Younis city as he was shot bu a rubber-coated metal bullets in the chest, on the southern Gaza border, while 176 suffered from injures, seven of them in a critical condition. ( TRTWorld ) Palestinians protest on the frontline to small hill tops alongside the press to avoid the Israeli military's attacks. Fires were started in Israeli territory by burning kites flown from the Gaza side, and the Israeli army said it used live ammunition against the violent demonstrators.

"The IDF will not allow any harm to the security infrastructure or security fence and will continue standing by its mission to defend and ensure the security of the citizens of Israel and Israeli sovereignty, as necessary", the IDF said. There were protests across Jerusalem and in the West Bank, which is occupied by Israel, in December over the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

On Friday, around 15,000 Palestinians took part in protests along the border with Israel, in the last weekly "March of Return" before next week's Nakba Day events on May 14 and 15, when demonstrations are expected to reach their peak.

This is the seventh week of the protests, which demand the right for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 regional war to return to their homes in what is now Israel.

Some 15,000 Palestinian rioters in the Gaza Strip took part in protests along the security fence with Israel on Friday.

The Latest on Palestinian protests in Gaza that turned deadly when Israeli troops fired into the crowd.

Palestinian protesters burn tires around 100 metres away from the border creating a massive smog to blind the Israeli armed forces targeting young men, women, children and journalists indiscriminately, in Gaza strip, on May 11, 2018.

Stand for Gaza: Pro-Palestine & Pro-Israel Protesters Face off in London

"Israel is a terrorist state, and people supporting it could be considered terrorist sympathisers under the anti-terrorism laws" said Ms Morse.

While al-Ayyam said 973 were injured on the Gaza border on Friday, al-Quds put the number at more than 700 in both Gaza and the West Bank.

On top of this the population is effectively barred from leaving the 141-square-mile territory, even under the gravest circumstances.

Israeli Defense Forces issued a statement, saying that almost 5,000 protesters were part of "riots" along the Gaza-Israel border.

Israel has said it will prevent any border breach and has stuck to its open-fire policies, such as targeting "main instigators" and those approaching the fence, despite growing global criticism. If such a mass shooting had been carried out by government forces in Russia, Syria, Iran or Venezuela it would have been met with screaming banner headlines demanding U.S. intervention to stop the violence and non-stop television coverage.

Friday's protest comes just three days ahead of what the Hamas leader of Gaza says will be a march by tens of thousands who could burst through the border fence into Israel.




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