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Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests

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Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests

 

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Women holding Palestinian flags run away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

 

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during Gaza border protests on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.

 

Israel's military said it had opened fire in response to explosives and rocks hurled at the border fence.

 

Palestinians have been staging weekly protests since last March at the border of Gaza, an enclave controlled by the Islamist militant group Hamas. The enclave's health ministry says more than 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops at the protests. One Israeli soldier has died.

 

Gaza health officials said one of the youths shot dead on Friday was 18 and the other 14.

 

Israel says it has no choice but to use deadly force at the protests to defend the frontier from militants trying to destroy the barrier and infiltrate.

 

An Israeli military spokesman said troops had faced off on Friday with more than 6,000 Palestinians, some of whom threw rocks and "a number of explosive devices, which exploded on the Gaza side of the fence".

 

The spokesman said soldiers used riot dispersal equipment and opened fired "in accordance with standard operating procedures."

 

Gaza is home to 2 million Palestinians, nearly all of them the stateless descendents of people who fled or were driven out of Israel on its founding in 1948.

 

Israel and Egypt imposed a security blockade on the enclave after Hamas seized control of it in 2007, which the World Bank says has reduced the local economy to a state of collapse. Israel has fought three wars against Hamas in the past decade.

 

Palestinians say the weekly protests are led by civil society groups demanding an easing of the blockade and recognitition of their right to return to homes in Israel. Israel says militants use the demonstrations to threaten the border and provoke violence.

 

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I wonder if the Mexican/US fence turmoil will end up the same way?

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43 minutes ago, car720 said:

and rubber bullets just won't work?

You mean in response to rubber explosives?

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The real axis of evil is the governments of the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia!

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5 hours ago, car720 said:

and rubber bullets just won't work?

 

This was discussed, in detail, on past topics - in which you participated. That you bring it up again in this manner is about as expected.  But if you insist, define "work". As usual, no questions as to what leadership allows (never mind prompts) kids to partake in violent protests.

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5 hours ago, tifino said:

I wonder if the Mexican/US fence turmoil will end up the same way?

 

Last I checked, the Mexicans weren't claiming the US as their own, nor launching rockets and such or were being led by religious zealots.

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4 hours ago, maxx58 said:

The real axis of evil is the governments of the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia!

 

Of course it is. There there.

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5 hours ago, maxx58 said:

The real axis of evil is the governments of the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia!

Fake News! Haha Just joking. I couldn't agree more!

 

#BDS A simple choice of not purchasing things made by ISRAEL will help the cause. So I do. But I dont even think I buy anything that is made there anyway ha. Being outspoken online is more suitable for me.

 

The Israeli government really is nasty. They have so much influence within the U.S. it's ridiculous. AIPAC etc. Why do I say ridiculous? Because it is so bad that in some states, you may loose your job for being in support of BDS or outspoken about the occupiers.  They approved legislature for such actions.

 

 

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Any decent, caring, person should be disturbed by what is happening to the Palestinians.Everything else is BS designed to rationalise the situation.

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2 minutes ago, sirineou said:

Any decent, caring, person should be disturbed by what is happening to the Palestinians.Everything else is BS designed to rationalise the situation.

Any decent person who is disturbed by what is happening to the Palestinians should also be disturbed even more by what is happening in Syria , Yemen , Afghanistan , Iraq , Tibet , Uryga !!!!  and numerous other places where there is conflict

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10 minutes ago, Solinvictus said:

Fake News! Haha Just joking. I couldn't agree more!

 

#BDS A simple choice of not purchasing things made by ISRAEL will help the cause. So I do. But I dont even think I buy anything that is made there anyway ha. Being outspoken online is more suitable for me.

 

The Israeli government really is nasty. They have so much influence within the U.S. it's ridiculous. AIPAC etc. Why do I say ridiculous? Because it is so bad that in some states, you may loose your job for being in support of BDS or outspoken about the occupiers.  They approved legislature for such actions.

 

 

Have you thrown out your computer or notebook that you using? if not you should and immediately as

usb drive was developed in Israel, Intel was developed in Israel so was the LCD screen  just to name a few.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, sirineou said:

Any decent, caring, person should be disturbed by what is happening to the Palestinians.Everything else is BS designed to rationalise the situation.

 

I'd say that commenting without having much clue is closer to BS, designed to make posters feel better about themselves, without investing much effort understanding the situation.

 

Virtue signalling is so cool.

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8 minutes ago, sirineou said:

Any decent, caring, person should be disturbed by what is happening to the Palestinians.Everything else is BS designed to rationalise the situation.

What is happening? They have been attacking and trying to breach the border for past year.

 

It was not successful yet they continue to do the same thing over and over again.

 

If you asked me what was happening, then i would say pure and utter stupidity.

 

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Just now, Morch said:

 

I'd say that commenting without having much clue is closer to BS, designed to make posters feel better about themselves, without investing much effort understanding the situation.

Sure! I agree and wish you will all cut it out.

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