Israeli forces kill one Palestinian, injure 170 in Gaza

Israeli forces kill one Palestinian, injure 170 in Gaza

Israeli forces kill one Palestinian, injure 170 in Gaza

A Palestinian protester was killed and 49 were wounded by Israeli army fire during demonstrations on the Gaza-Israel border, the Gaza Health Ministry has said.

Speaking to +972 Magazine before the first day of protest in March, one of the "Great Return March" organizers, Hasan al-Kurd, explained that the plan was to set up camps between between 700-1000 meters from Israel's border fence, outside the Israeli army's unilaterally imposed buffer zone.

Protests at the border have been taking place for weeks over the decade-long blockade of the Palestinian territory, where many families live in poverty.

Young men burned tires to make huge polls of black smoke that protect them from the snipers' gunshots during the confrontations, while many others flew kites and balloons carrying flames that fell into Israel on agricultural fields and caused large fires. The intermittent cracking of live ammunition being fired by Israeli troops provided a syncopated punctuation to our conversation.

The riots peak on Fridays and are building to a climax on May 15, the day Palestinians call the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe" - the anniversary of Israel's 1948 establishment.

Yehiyeh Sinwar, the Hamas militant group's leader in the Gaza Strip, speaks to foreign correspondents, in his office in Gaza City, Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has expressed his support for efforts to establish a "free, independent, sovereign state" during a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who reiterated his commitment to the two state solution with Israel. The Palestinian who was killed had tried to cross the border fence into Israel.

Thousands came to protest along the security fence at the Gaza border today.

The sensitivity of the day and the US relocation has led many people to expect an uptick in protests by Palestinians angered at American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It accuses Hamas of exploiting civilians and using the chaotic scenes to stage attacks.

"There is no free lunch", Liberman told Israel Channel 2's Saturday night program "Meet the Press".

According to Palestinian news agency Maan, the other Palestinian was killed in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. The Palestinians demand this right not only for those of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who are still alive - a figure estimated in the low tens of thousands - but also for their descendants, who number in the millions.

The State Department has not taken a clear position on the contested land in the embassy compound, but recognizes that Israel and Jordan had informally divided it and that it has been in continuous Israeli use since 1949.

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