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Tensions mount at Gaza borders as Palestinian killed, hundreds injured by Israeli fire  

Seven Palestinians killed over past few days as Great March of Return resumed

A young Palestinian was killed and 312 others were injured by Israeli live ammunition against the Great March of Return protests on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Israeli live ammunition killed Karim Mohammad Kullab and injured 54 out of 312 people, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

WAFA noted that the Israeli forces used live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds against protesters.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army carried out a number of airstrikes in the northern Gaza. A statement claimed that “over 10,000 rioters have gathered at a number of points along the fence in the Gaza Strip” and “hurled explosives and grenades and burning tires and throwing stones at IDF troops and the border fence.”

During the past few days, the Great March of Return demonstrations resumed at the Gaza borders and seven Palestinians were killed by Israeli ammunition.

Since the end of March, more than 127 Palestinians were killed and more than 4,000 injured including children and women in latest mass demonstrations in Gaza.

Protesters are demanding to lift the 10-year Israeli blockade on Gaza, returning to their original homelands, and protesting the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the holy city they consider the capital of their future independent state.

Topics: Gaza palestinian

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