Israeli forces kill four Palestinians in Gaza border protest
October 26 2018 06:16 PM
A Palestinian demonstrator reacts during a protest calling for lifting the blockade on Gaza, at the
A Palestinian demonstrator reacts during a protest calling for lifting the blockade on Gaza, at the Israel-Gaza border fence in Gaza.

Reuters/Gaza

Israeli forces shot and killed four Palestinians and wounded at least 50 during protests along the border with Gaza on Friday, local medical officials said.

An Israeli military spokesman said some 10,000 Palestinians had congregated along the Gaza border and were hurling rocks and other missiles at troops who responded with "riot dispersal means" and live fire when needed.
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 from which they were driven when Israel was founded in 1948.
Since the protests began, 212 Gazans have been killed by Israeli troops, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures. An Israeli soldier was killed by a Palestinian sniper.
Egyptian security officials have in the last two weeks been talking to Israeli leaders and officials of Hamas, which runs Gaza, and other factions in an attempt to restore calm along the border. 



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