According to local health authorities, Israeli soldiers shot and killed three Palestinians, among them a 14-year-old boy who demonstrated on the Gaza Strip.
376 others were injured when Israeli soldiers stationed along the border gate opened fire to protesters, among them two health workers and two journalists, according to spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra in Gaza’s health department. A total of 126 people were shot and for seven of them the condition is critical.
14-year-old Fares Sirsawi and 24-year-old Mahmud Abu Samane were hit by a sharp shot in the chest and declared dead at the Shifa hospital in Gaza city, the authorities are announcing the Gaza Strip.
28-year-old Hussein al-Rakab was shot in his head and killed near Khan Yunis south of the Gaza Strip.
The protesters were conveying the message Free Gaza on their posters. They emphasized the Palestinian right to return to their homes. Ancestors were expelled from the formation of Israel in 1948.
Nearly 200 Palestinians are shot and killed and thousands have been injured by Israeli soldiers since demonstrations near the border gate began on March 30. Among the killed, there are more children, health workers and press staff. An Israeli soldier is killed in the same period.
Soldiers responded with “standard procedure”
The Israeli army has not commented on the report, but states that at least 20,000 Palestinians participated in demonstrations several places along the border yard on Friday. Some of the protesters threw according to Israeli spokesmen stones and “explosive objects and grenades” against the strictly guarded border.
The soldiers responded with “means of revolt control and sharp shot, in line with the standard procedure”, according to a statement by the Israeli army. No Israeli soldiers were hurt Friday.
On Wednesday, a Palestinian 15-year-old was killed on the Gaza Strip. According to Palestinian authorities, he was hit by a tear gas grenade fired by Israeli soldiers.
Israel being criticized
Israel has been criticized by Norway and a host of other countries and accused of excessive use of power against unarmed protesters.
“It is unacceptable to shoot sharply with protesters, hit Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (H) firm earlier this year.
Israel defends the use of power and says it is necessary to prevent terrorists from entering Israel.