Paris condemns Israeli army's 'indiscriminate fire' in Gaza

Randolph Lopez
April 9, 2018

Violence spiked again on Friday when thousands of protesters returned to the border.

WAFA said in its monthly report of Israeli violations against journalists that 16 journalists were either shot and injured by Israeli forces, suffocated from teargas or were beaten by Israeli soldiers.

Since then, 32 Palestinians have died in the Gaza Strip, reports IANS.The six-week protest campaign to mark Land Day, is an annual commemoration of a 1976 protest against Israeli confiscation of Arab-owned land.Israel deployed snipers along the border fence and warned it would not allow anyone to cross or approach, or put the security of its citizens in danger. "The result was foreseeable deaths and injuries of demonstrators on the other side of a border who posed no imminent threat to life", he said. The demonstrations have been dubbed "The Great March of Return" of refugees and their descendants to ancestral homes now in Israel.

Mr Regev and those he represents perhaps need to understand that it is possible to recognise and defend the state of Israel as a legal entity, with all that this entails in terms of its sovereignty and integrity, without remaining silent about its abuses of human rights and of global law.

Around 70 percent of Gaza's two million populations were forced from their homes and now live in a territory the size of the USA city of Detroit - about 360sq km - which has been described as "the world's largest open-air prison".

"IDF forces opened fire on the suspects", the statement said.

A Palestinian farmer was also killed last week the before dawn on Friday, March 30th, the first day of the massive demonstration.

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There were indications that Israel used "excessive force" against protesters last week.

The Islamic group hopes the mass protests can create pressure to break a border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt since 2007, without having to succumb to demands that it disarm.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld says the Palestinian was armed with a long screwdriver and was trying to stab the Israeli near the settlement of Mishor Adumim when another Israeli civilian drew a gun and shot the would-be attacker.

"The Israeli army can not shoot live ammunition at civilians, especially when they are not armed".

At least nine Palestinians were shot dead in weekend protests along the Gaza border. It has also devastated Gaza's economy, made it virtually impossible for people to enter and exit the territory, and left residents with just a few hours of electricity a day.

Attempts were made by Palestinians to infiltrate into Israel under the cover of a smoke screen, in addition to explosive devices and firebombs thrown toward IDF soldiers and attempts to damage the security fence, the IDF said.

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