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Seven Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in Gaza's Border
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=33791"><span class="small">teleSUR</span></a>   
Saturday, 13 October 2018 08:32

Excerpt: "According to Gaza health officials, Israeli armed forces killed seven Palestinian civilians on Friday. In addition to the seven killed, Israeli authorities recognized that its troops shot at a group who 'broke through the fence.'"

Israeli soldiers search Palestinians. (photo: Reuters)
Israeli soldiers search Palestinians. (photo: Reuters)

Seven Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces in Gaza's Border

By teleSUR

13 October 18

Four out of the seven Palestinians killed this Friday were shot dead in a single incident when they managed to breach the security fence at the border.

ccording to Gaza health officials, Israeli armed forces killed seven Palestinian civilians on Friday. In addition to the seven killed, Israeli authorities recognized that its troops shot at a group who "broke through the fence."

In another day of protests marking the March of Return, Israeli forces have killed Palestinian demonstrators. The Israeli authorities stated that at least 15,000 demonstrators protested on the border between Gaza and Israel, "hurling rocks" at Israeli armed forces troops guarding the fence.

Four out of the seven Palestinians killed this Friday, were shot dead in a single incident when they managed to breach the security fence at the border. Around 140 others were wounded and three more were killed in the protests near the fence.

Israeli spokesman, Lt. Col Jonathan Conricus tweeted on Friday that one group had "detonated a bomb on the Israel-Gaza border fence", which allowed people to go through the border fence.

Around 200 Palestinians have been killed in the demonstrations of the March of Return; a series of protests that began on March 30th, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Gaza has been under Israeli blockade since 2007 putting the region’s population of more than two million Palestinians into a humanitarian crisis due to the lack of access to medicine, food, clean water, and free movement, as well as basic civil rights. Palestinian protesters are demanding an end to the Israeli and Egyptian blockade and also seek the right to return to lands that Palestinians were driven from upon Israel's founding in 1948.

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+2 # janie1893 2018-10-13 14:26
thnic cleansing and a crime against humanity is what Netanyahu is staging in this never-ending annihilation.
And America supports it!!
+1 # Ken Halt 2018-10-13 14:47
The position that the 4th Geneva Convention applies to the West Bank, Gaza and Golan Heights is supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, UN bodies, and the International Court of Justice. Israel is a party to the Geneva Conventions, and bound by its obligations. Amnesty Int’l: “June marked 50 years since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories and the start of the 11th year of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip, subjecting approximately 2 million inhabitants to collective punishment and a growing humanitarian crisis. The Israeli authorities intensified expansion of settlements and related infrastructure across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and severely restricted the freedom of movement of Palestinians. Israeli forces unlawfully killed Palestinian civilians, including children, and unlawfully detained within Israel thousands of Palestinians from the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), holding hundreds in administrative detention without charge or trial. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees, including children, remained pervasive and was committed with impunity. Israel continued to demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank and in Palestinian villages inside Israel, forcibly evicting residents. Conscientious objectors to military service were imprisoned. Thousands of African asylum-seekers were threatened with deportation.”
-1 # Salburger 2018-10-14 07:02
So several of those killed had used explosives to break through the border and invade Israel. Where are the condemnations from all those who say Israel should withdraw to its 1967 borders and then there will be peace? This was the 1967 border that they broke through. But no, instead we see people like janie1893 and Ken Halt condemning Israel for defending that border and making charges that this is illegal and ethnic cleansing along with a kitchen sink of other claims.
0 # librarian1984 2018-10-14 13:08
And we see Salburger making the usual excuses for atrocities.

Just one claim, Salburger: That the chosen people have become what they said they hated.
0 # librarian1984 2018-10-14 09:17
It's obvious both parties, and their owners, are determined to do business with Saudi Arabia, support Israel and assure the financial security of their grandchildren with Cold War 2.0 -- no matter what the evidence, the cost or the consequences.

There are levels of political education. One might come to realize your party isn't doing what you want them to do, even hurting you and/or the country. When it gets bad enough, you make calls and go to protests. You might come to realize: they do not care about your opinion. They take your $, shut you down -- but still demand your vote.

Most of US don't support arming 9/11 terrorists. Most of us don't want to blow up the ME, bomb Yemeni children, conduct drone wars in Africa or permanently occupy Afghanistan. But here we are.

Maybe someday we will come to realize that, despite the rhetoric and the rosy nostalgia, we're no longer the shining city on the hill. We're the bully, and the muscle for bullies.

We abuse our financial and military might to hurt other countries and people. Our military doesn't protect our national security. They work for corporate interests while we foot the bill. We give up healthcare, good roads and schools so a bloated war machine can push Monsanto and Exxon where they're not wanted.

The world knows what we are but most Americans don't. We prop up war criminals and religious extremists in Israel and many other places while the world waits for our awakening.