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Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teenager during border protests

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Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teenager during border protests

 

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Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops toward Palestinians during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

 

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded around 40 others at a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border on Friday, Gaza health officials said.

 

Israel's military said it was acting against rioters, some of whom tried throwing grenades and explosive devices into Israel from the Gaza Strip, a territory controlled by the Islamist group Hamas.

 

More than 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops since weekly border demonstrations began in March 2018, and thousands wounded. One Israeli soldier was killed by a Palestinian sniper.

 

Dubbed The Great March of Return, the protests call for the right to return to lands from which their ancestors fled or were forced to flee in 1948 during Israel's founding.

 

Protesters are also calling for an end to a grinding Israeli-led blockade of Gaza, an enclave home to two million people.

 

Gaza's health ministry said a 15-year-old boy died after being shot by Israeli gunfire. An Israeli army spokeswoman said soldiers had used "riot dispersal means" and opened fire "in accordance with standard operating procedures."

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-02-24

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19 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

a 15-year-old boy died after being shot by Israeli gunfire. 

RIP

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5 minutes ago, Chomper Higgot said:

He could have been doing lots of things or non of the things any of us might imagine.

 

All the more reason for an open and transparent public inquiry into

his killing.

 

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

Just out of interest , are you calling for a public inquiry into the recent similar deaths in Venezuela ?

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A couple of troll posts that turned into a bickering fest have been removed

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Rhetoric aside, what these protestors want is scary. The "right of return" to ancestral lands.... what a horrible precedent to set.  Their ancestors gambled on the losing side of a war. Sorry, but that's the way it goes. 

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