Palestinian journo dies as Israel border clash toll rises to nine


Apr 8, 2018-

Two Palestinians, including a journalist, have died after being shot by Israeli troops during border clashes, the health ministry in Gaza said on Saturday, bringing the total killed in the latest violence to nine.

Thousands of protesters approached the border fence around the Gaza Strip for a second Friday in a row, burning tyres and hurling stones at Israeli forces, who responded with tear gas and live ammunition. In addition to the nine dead, at least 491 were wounded by Israeli gunfire, the health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza strip said.

Israel estimated the number of protesters at around 20,000, saying they were seeking to breach the border.

Numbers were down from the previous Friday, when tens of thousands approached the border in demonstrations that saw Israeli forces kill 19 Palestinians, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since a 2014 war. (afp)

Published: 08-04-2018 11:12

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