Palestinian killed as Gaza protests against Israel enter 4th month

Explosive device goes off early near Karni crossing, wounding several Palestinian terrorists

Palestinians carry tyres at protests

Elior Levy and Itay Blumenthal write in YNET, “A Palestinian taking part in a border protests was killed on Friday, Gazan medical officials said, with different reports on his cause of death. Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said Mohammed Abu Halima, 22, had died from shrapnel wounds to his chest, sustained in an explosion east of Gaza City. He also said Israeli shelling wounded eight people in the same location, east of Gaza City, though it was not clear if the two incidents were linked. Qudra did not have details on the source of the shrapnel, but Palestinian eye witnesses told AFP Abu Halima was wounded when a device he was holding exploded.”

“The IDF denied shelling, saying troops used riot dispersal measures, including gunfire, as they confronted 3,000 Palestinians at five points along the border fence, some rolling burning tires and throwing rocks….The Palestinian Centre of Policy and Survey Research said on Wednesday that 74 percent of Palestinians believe the protests have not achieved their goals or achieved little. Its poll found 61 percent of Gazans believe Hamas is responsible for the “initiation and organization” of the border protests.” (more…)


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