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6 Palestinians killed as Israeli forces open fire on Gaza demo

Oct. 9, 2015 3:08 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 10, 2015 7:03 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Six Palestinians were killed and 145 others injured when Israeli military forces opened fire on a demonstration by the border fence east of Gaza City and near Khan Younis on Friday, medics and the Ministry of Health said.

The Gaza Ministry of Health said Shadi Hussam Dawla, 20, Ahmad al-Harbawi, 20, and Abed al-Wahidi, 20, were shot and killed east of the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood.

Muhammad al-Raqeb, 15, and Ziad Nabil Sharaf, 20, were killed after being shot by Israeli forces near Khan Younis while Adnan Moussa Abu Elayyan, 22, was shot in the head and killed in the same area.

Some 145 other Palestinians were injured, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health, 10 of whom are in serious condition, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza Ashraf al-Qidra said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that 200 Palestinians approached the security fence and hurled rocks and rolled burning tires at Israeli forces.

Israeli forces responded with live fire towards the "main instigators," she said, confirming five direct hits.

The deaths in Gaza come amid renewed violence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday.

In the Israeli city of Dimona, an Israeli teenager stabbed four Palestinian Bedouins who worked for the local municipality, seriously injuring two.

A Palestinian was shot and killed in the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba after attempting to stab an Israeli border officer, police said, while a Palestinian woman was also shot in Afula after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli security guard.

Video footage of the incident shows heavily armed Israeli forces fire multiple times at her, despite her posing no threat to them.

Tensions had been mounting steadily for weeks across the occupied Palestinian territory due to Israeli restrictions on Palestinians seeking to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

At least 900 Palestinians have been injured in seven consecutive days of demonstrations and clashes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, at least 60 with live fire, medics say.
ncba / usa
Palestine is getting TERRIBLE press in the West. Sympathy for your cause is plummeting. Every time one of you stabs or runs down an israeli, YOU ARE HELPING ISRAEL. Being angry doesn't have to mean being stupid.
09/10/2015 22:07
Jana / Czech Republic
The link title does no correspond with the actual title. Please change it.
10/10/2015 00:01
Mark of Lewiston / USA
History - 1770 The Boston Massacre had only 5 dead and fewer wounded than yesterday in Gaza.
10/10/2015 02:10
Ian / UK
Palestine has always gotten TERRIBLE press in the zionist-press West. And how many decades of so-called "peace talks" which were only a cover while "Israel" stole more land. Palestinians have done as well as they can, a civilian population against the 4th largest army in the world.
11/10/2015 09:36
Hetty / the Netherlands
@ncba: do you have another solution then? Non-violent resistance doesn't change anything. Are you aware what happened before "every time you stab'? Are you aware the West does nothing? No sanctions for Israel? Would you accept this? For decades this injustice continues, thanks to the USA.
11/10/2015 12:05
Brian / UK
It's hard to imagine but there will be a tipping point when the truth finally sinks in. These murderous, racist Jewish Israelis with itchy trigger fingers have fooled people for too long. The worlds most proffessional self acclaimed victims are about to get a wake up call.
12/10/2015 19:41
Carlos / USA
I have sympathy for all Palestinians and have no sympathy for the brutal regime in israel. We need to have regime change in israel. With the internet the truth is getting out. Even Jewish people are disgusted by israels behavior. In USA Jews think everyone should be treated equally.israelisoutofstep
12/10/2015 20:28
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