6 killed, including 14-year-old boy, in Gaza border clashes

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GAZA-Six Palestinians, including two children, were killed by Israeli fire amid demonstrations along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the strip said.

In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that Iyad Khalil al-Shaer, 18, and Mohamed Nayef al-Houm, 14, Mohamed Shahsa, 24, Mohamed Valid Mustafa Haniyyah, 32, and another unidentified 12-year-old child have been killed by Israeli army gunfire.

According to al-Qidra, another 75 Palestinians were injured — two of them seriously — by Israeli troops deployed along the other side of the buffer zone.

A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Palestinians gather at the Israel-Gaza border fence during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Palestinians demonstrators shout as they stand at the Israel-Gaza border fence during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops at Palestinians during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A woman waves a Palestinian flag during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A Palestinian hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A disabled Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A Palestinian reacts during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Palestinians demonstrators shout as they stand at the Israel-Gaza border fence during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A Palestinian demonstrator pulls a burning tyre during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Palestinian demonstrators react during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Gaza City September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

More than 180 demonstrators have been killed since March 30, when Palestinians in the Gaza Strip began holding almost daily protests near the buffer zone.

Protesters demand the “right of return” to their homes and villages in historical Palestine, from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

They also demand an end to Israel’s 11-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its roughly 2 million inhabitants of many basic commodities.

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AbedSeptember 29, 2018 - 12:02 pm

They can blame only themselfs. There is no reasonable reasone that childrens would come to that kind of place. The only people they should be engry about are the Hamas troops and themselfs. When ISRAEL was the leader in GAZA they had better life.

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