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Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

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Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest.Palestinian officials say dozens have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to tank fire.The Israeli military reported "rioting" at six places and that it was "firing towards main instigators".Palestinians have pitched five camps near the border for the protest, dubbed the Great March of Return.What is the latest at the border?Palestinian media are reporting about 7,000 people are protesting along the border.The Palestinian Red Crescent said more than 50 people had been wounded by live fire from the Israeli side. Tear gas has also been fired.Before the protest started, Palestinian officials said Israeli tank fire had killed 27-year-o...
Two Palestinians die in clashes with Israeli army

Two Palestinians die in clashes with Israeli army

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March 10 (UPI) -- A young Palestinian was shot in the chest and later died after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.Various local news outlets reported different names and ages for the man. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, a young Palestinian man was rushed to a hospital in Nablus in critical condition and later died of his wounds.According to an Israeli forces spokesman, the incident happened after a riot was instigated in the northern West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, "during which troops used riot dispersal means and fired live rounds."On Friday, another young Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank city of Hebron, after what the Israeli army reported as riot in which protesters attacked soldiers. In that clash, Israeli troops fir...
4 Palestinians dead, hundreds injured in clashes ahead of Mike Pence's visit

4 Palestinians dead, hundreds injured in clashes ahead of Mike Pence's visit

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For the second Friday in row, thousands of Palestinians in Jerusalem, Gaza and across the occupied West Bank turned out to protest more than a week after President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and days before his vice president visits the region. Nearly 400 Palestinians were injured today across the Palestinian territories, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Four Palestinians have also been shot dead by Israeli forces, two in the West Bank and two in Gaza, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Today was the deadliest day since Trump's Dec. 6 announcement, and the funerals are expected to be held Saturday. In Gaza, one of the two Palestinians killed was 29-year-old Ibrahim, a paraplegic who lost both legs during an Israeli airstrike in th...
Palestinians protest Trump's Jerusalem decision

Palestinians protest Trump's Jerusalem decision

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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Portests erupted along the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Protesters took to the streets of Gaza City burning flags and photos of Trump while shouting chants including "down with America...America is the mother of terror," The Independent reported.Demonstrations stretched from Gaza City to Jordan's capital Amman and the West Bank town of Bethlehem where Palestinians switched off Christmas lights in the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ.Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during a televised address on Wednesday in what he called a "pursuit of peace" between Israel and Palestine.While Isra...
100 years: Israelis, British honor Balfour Declaration, Palestinians protest

100 years: Israelis, British honor Balfour Declaration, Palestinians protest

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands gathered across the Middle East on Thursday to protest the centenary of Britain's declaration of support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine, some being met with military force.The so-called Balfour Declaration -- in which British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour sent a letter to Lord Rothschild in 1917 giving support for a Jewish homeland -- made way for the future establishment of Israel.British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to mark the anniversary with a dinner. But supporters of a Palestinian state called for an apology from Britain for its role in what it considers Israeli occupation.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement asking Britain to recognize Palestine and offer compensation.Peopl...