Israeli Forces Shoot 750 Palestinians - Trump Does Nothing

Israeli Forces Shoot 750 Palestinians - Trump Does Nothing

Israeli Forces Shoot 750 Palestinians - Trump Does Nothing

Liz Throssell, a spokeswoman for the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, warned that, under worldwide law, firearms could be used only in cases of extreme necessity, as a last resort and in response to an imminent threat of death or risk of serious injury.

On the first day of protests last week, Israeli forces killed 16 Palestinians and injured over 1,000 more with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear gas.

Opposition leader Avi Gabbay also defended the IDF, which, he said, "showed determination, sound judgement and created deterrence in the face of Hamas's provocations".

Last Friday, thousands of Gaza residents participated in the demonstration, many gathering in five tent encampments that had been set up from north to south along the narrow coastal strip's border with Israel, each at a distance of about several hundred meters from the fence.

Last Friday was the bloodiest day of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that controls the 140-square mile stretch of territory.

Tunisian Ambassador Mohammed Khaled Khiari heads the Arab group at the United Nations and he says its members welcome Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for an independent and transparent investigation.

Hamas' plan involves using civilians as human shields in order to penetrate the border and launch terror attacks against Israelis.

Smaller groups, mostly young men, rushed forward, throwing stones, hurling firebombs or burning tires and drawing Israeli fire.

Israel has alleged that Hamas is using the mass marches as a cover for attacking the border fence, and has vowed to prevent a breach at all costs.

Gaza health officials say a well-known Palestinian journalist has died from a gunshot wound sustained while covering demonstrations near the Israeli border.

"There are no innocent people in the Gaza Strip", Avigdor Lieberman told Israel's public radio on Sunday, claiming that all the Gazans are affiliated with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

He said U.N. Mideast envoy Nickolay Mladenov had been in touch with Israeli and Palestinian officials to reinforce "the need to allow people to demonstrate peacefully". "The target was very clearly journalists", he said.

The dead included Palestinian video journalist Yasser Murtaja.

Some have also called Friday's protest "Black Friday".

The hundreds of injuries over the past two Fridays of protest have further strained Gaza's already embattled health system.

"The Israeli army can not shoot live ammunition at civilians, especially when they are not armed".

Hamdan criticized Israel's decision to stop tire imports to Gaza, asserting that there is a shortage of tires in the coastal enclave. And yet, only Palestinians reportedly suffered injuries and deaths.

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