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Palestinians say one killed, dozens wounded as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protest

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By ITN News Editor September 22, 2018 13:32

Palestinians say one killed, dozens wounded as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protest

Israeli forces opened fire during a weekly demonstration near the Israel-Gaza border, killing one Palestinian and wounding 54 others, Gaza’s Health Ministry said. The Israeli army said soldiers had come under attack by Palestinians who hurled grenades, explosive devices, burning tyres and rocks at them and the border fence.

The soldiers, the military said, responded with “riot dispersal means” and fired “in accordance with standard operating procedures.”One Israeli soldier was lightly wounded, the army said.Since Gazans began holding weekly border protests on March 30, the Israeli army has killed 183 Palestinians and wounded thousands.

A Gaza sniper has killed an Israeli soldier.Israel says Hamas deliberately provokes violence at the protests, a charge Hamas denies.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 22, 2018 13:32

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