Palestinians killed in Gaza protests by Israeli troops

The Defense Ministry’s Coordinator of the Government’s Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai

Israel says that Hamas, the militant Islamic group that rules the Gaza Strip, is using the mass marches as a cover for attacking the border fence.

According to the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, Murtaja was shot by gunfire while standing 350 meters from the border fence.

There have been no reported Israeli casualties.

The IDF spokesman said that the shelling was in response to three suspects who crossed the security fence in northern Gaza.

The demonstrations turned violent after Israeli forces used tear gas and live fire against crowds of protesters.

The Foreign Press Association operating in Israel and the Palestinian territories urged the Israeli army "to show restraint in areas where journalists are operating and to conduct a fast and open investigation into this incident".

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain Palestinians as Osama Khamis, 38, Majdi Shabat, Hussein Mohammed Madi, 16, Subhi Abu Atawi, 20, Muhammad Said al-Haj, 33, Sodki Faraj Abu Atawi, 45, and Alaa Adin Azamli, 17, bringing the death toll to 29 protesters since the "Great March of Return" began. More than 1,600 others were wounded.

The report added that 14 other journalists were arrested, briefly detained or were shot at by Israeli soldiers but fortunately uninjured. The injured Palestinian was taken to hospital in severe condition. So far, over 30 Palestinian have been killed and hundreds injured by the Israeli military and police forces.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society, which has established five advanced medical posts near various protest sites, also warned of a shortage of medical supplies and of personal protective equipment for their 400-person team.

On Saturday, the European Union raised questions over whether Israeli troops engaged in "proportionate use of force".

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.

Gaza City: Palestinian mourners in the Gaza Strip on Saturday buried their dead, including a journalist, after Israeli troops killed nine during the latest border clashes in a week of bloodshed.

In the West Bank political capital of Ramallah, around 50 Palestinian journalists held a vigil for Murtaja.

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