Gaza man dies of wounds sustained in border protest

Morales and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as they deliver statements to the media during their meeting in Jerusalem

Morales and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as they deliver statements to the media during their meeting in Jerusalem

According to the Gaza ministry of health, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during demonstrations in Gaza since 30 March reach 45 on Thursday, after 19-year-old Anas Abu Aser succumbed to wounds sustained a week earlier.

Each Friday, Gazans have taken to protesting at the border with Israel, following US President Donald Trump's decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, effectively establishing Jerusalem as an Israeli capital.

Therefore, the newspaper explained, the Israeli army's rules of engagement "are consistent with both Israeli and worldwide law".

They said human rights laws are not applicable to the ongoing protests, which they argued can not be considered civilian events.

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Ms Thornberry did slam the comments in a later statement after reports on Mr Abbas' three-hour speech spread around the world. He gave no source for the accusation, but said it was part of a wider Israeli campaign of incitement against Palestinians.

Israel claims it only opens fire when necessary to stop attacks, infiltrations and damage to the border fence. Since it began, the Gaza Border protests have killed 48 and injured over 5,500 people, according to the Gazan Health Ministry.

Two thirds of Gaza's two million Palestinians are refugees, and the protest has revived their longstanding demand for the right of return to their former family homes, which now lie in Israel. That day will mark the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment - an event Palestinians refer to as the "Nakba" or "The Catastrophe".

Despite Hamas's tight control of the media in Gaza sufficient photographic evidence is now available to show that numerous demonstrators attacking the border fence with Israel are armed with firebombs, kites carrying incendiary devices and booby traps.

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