3 Palestinians killed, 190 injured along Gaza border in ongoing protests
Gaza - Three Palestinians were shot and killed during clashes
with Israeli soldiers along the Gaza Strip border, where Palestinians
have been holding protests nearly every week.
Among the dead was a 14-year-old who had been shot in the chest, the
Health Ministry in Gaza said Friday.
In addition, more than 190 Palestinians were injured, including 47
with gunshot wounds.
According to the Israeli army, more than 10,000 Palestinians had
gathered along various points of the border security fence and threw
petrol bombs, explosives and stones at soldiers.
In reaction, the Israeli air force attacked a base of Hamas, Gaza's
Since the end of March, 189 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli
soldiers at the border, according to the ministry.
Palestinians have been staging marches along the Gaza border since
March, calling for an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza and other
demands. Israel says the marches are veiled attempts by the Islamist
Hamas group to carry out attacks on the border area.