Palestinians killed in Gaza clashes with Israeli army

  • Palestinians killed in Gaza clashes with Israeli army

Palestinians killed in Gaza clashes with Israeli army

"Furthermore, many of those seeking treatment outside of Gaza have been refused permits by Israel to leave, which has increased the suffering".

The IDF said the strike on Friday night came in response to "terror activity and mass attempt to infiltrate into Israeli territory earlier in the day", Xinhua news agency reported.

According to Hamas's Gaza Health Ministry, three Palestinians were killed and over 300 were injured in the April 27 riots.

Including those killed during the Great Return March, 82 percent of the Palestinians killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip over the past year and a half were noncombatants participating in unarmed protests, farming their land, or attempting to cross the border to find work.

"Rioters approached the security fence and hurled explosive devices, grenades, firebombs and rocks and tried to light the security fence on fire", the statement said.

The impact on children is of great concern.

"The use of excessive force against any demonstrator is reprehensible, but children enjoy additional protection under worldwide law", Mr Zeid said.

The Palestinians say Israel is using excessive force against the protesters, 2,000 of whom have been wounded by gunfire.

It did not give the location of the targets but the Hamas interior ministry in Gaza said aircraft - originally reported as drones - hit Gaza's main port, damaging two boats but causing no injuries.

"It is hard to see how children, even those throwing stones, can present a threat of imminent death or serious injury to heavily protected security force personnel", Zeid said.

Today, a 15-year-old Palestinian also died after being shot yesterday. The Israel military said it executed "rules of engagement" to keep people from gaining entry.

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has strongly condemned the recent killing of three Palestinian protesters by the Israeli regime, demanding that the UN Security Council (UNSC) take immediate action to ensure the rights of Palestinians are protected. Egypt also restricts movement in and out of Gaza. Any investigations into the events in Gaza "must fulfil this objective", he stressed.

Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist political organization and militant group, was responsible for Palestinian casualties, Israel's United Nations envoy, Danny Danon, told the Security Council.

Last week, the Israel Defense Force again dropped pamphlets over Palestinian demonstrators, urging restraint and defiance of Hamas.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from the scene in Gaza, said thousands of demonstrators were seen "running towards the border fence with Israel, the closest that they have ever been in the past five weeks of protests".