Israeli fire kills Palestinian at Gaza border, with more frontier protests ahead

Friday, 06 Apr, 2018

The demonstrations turned violent after Israeli forces used tear gas and live fire against the protesters.

Bakir Izetbegovi?, the Bosnian member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and President of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), condemned on Thursday Israel's unnecessary excessive use of force against unarmed Palestinians who marched on Friday to the Gaza border with Israel to shed light on their suffering that left 16 Palestinians dead by Israeli army gunfire and more than 1400 wounded.

Hamas and Israel have fought three wars in the Gaza Strip since 2008. "As necessary, we can give instructions to the residents and order them to go indoors".

Hamas leaders themselves have threatened renewed violence on Friday, with politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh saying Sunday that protests might not stop at the border next time around. "Anyone trying to approach the fence is putting their lives at risk".

Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in a letter to the Security Council that it should "send a clear message to the Palestinian leadership insisting that it put an end to these riots that only serve to sow violence and instability". Moreover, he slammed various countries and worldwide organisations for their "apathetic" stance towards the situation in Gaza and the Israeli animosity, violence against the Palestinians and the violation of human rights.

However, Hamas officials have not specifically called for a mass breach of the fence.

Israel said it acted judiciously to prevent a risky breach of its borders and sovereignty led by Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, and to protect nearby communities. However, talks broke down last month, in part because Hamas refused to disarm.

Just prior to the decision to shutter Holot, he told his officials, "This removal is taking place thanks to an global agreement I reached that enables us to remove the 40,000 infiltrators remaining, remove them without their consent", reportedThe Times of Israel. The military accused Hamas of using the large crowds as cover to carry out attacks. They also accuse Israel of using the blockade to advance political aims, such as deepening a separation of Gaza from the West Bank, both sought for a future Palestinian state.

This week, young Gazans are collecting thousands of tires to burn.

The US embassy move has led to deep anger among Palestinians, who see the annexed eastern sector of Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

"After meeting with the representatives I will re-examine the agreement again", he said.

If any migrants deported from Israel arrive in Uganda, "we will insist that the airlines return them to the country where they came from".

Last Friday, thousands of Palestinians marched near the border fence between Israel and Gaza, many gathering around tent encampments set up several hundred meters (yards) from the frontier.

Organizers have portrayed those affiliated with militant groups as fellow protesters who left weapons and faction insignia at home.

Teklit Michael, a 29-year-old asylum-seeker from Eritrea, said that while he had unanswered questions about the United Nations draft he was at least encouraged about the efforts to address his needs.