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4 killed in fresh protests, clashes on Gaza-Israel border

Gaza - Thousands protested along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel in a fourth straight Friday of mass demonstrations and clashes, with four Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces.

Fiery kites adopted as new tactic by Gaza protesters

Gaza - Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border have begun attaching Molotov cocktails to kites to fly over the fence into Israel in a new tactic as demonstrations enter their fourth week.

Israeli criticism of journalists on Gaza border conflicts with video

Jerusalem - Israel's military has suggested that a photo it has distributed shows journalists are willingly being used as human shields by Palestinian militants during recent protests, but video and a witness account of the incident tell a different story.

Five Palestinians injured by Israeli fire near Gaza border: ministry

Gaza - Five Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire along the Gaza border Wednesday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said, with tensions high over recent protests and clashes there.

Hamas leader says open to Israel prisoner deal

Gaza - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas said Tuesday it was ready to negotiate with Israel to trade two Israeli captives and the bodies of two soldiers it is holding.

Israel pauses on Memorial Day to remember the dead

Jerusalem - Israel came to a halt for one minute on Tuesday as sirens sounded throughout the country to commemorate fallen soldiers and civilian victims of violence.

Palestinians protest to support prisoners in Israeli jails

Gaza - Several thousand people protested in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Tuesday to mark an annual day in support of Palestinians jailed by Israel.

Clashes erupt on Israel-Gaza border on third Friday of protests

Gaza - Clashes erupted along the Gaza-Israel border as thousands of protesters gathered for a third consecutive Friday, AFP journalists said.

New clashes on Gaza-Israel border after deadly violence

Gaza - Clashes erupted as thousands protested for a third consecutive Friday along Gaza's border with Israel amid violence in which Israeli forces have killed 34 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others.

Israel protests to Ireland over Dublin mayor's W.Bank trip

Jerusalem - A senior Israeli official on Thursday formally complained to Ireland's ambassador after Dublin's mayor slipped past an entry ban to attend a Palestinian conference.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border: ministry

Gaza - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes at the Gaza border on Thursday evening, the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said.It named him as Abdullah al-Shahari, 28, and said he was shot east of the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis.

Gazan who says was shot in Israeli sniper video denies posing threat

Khan Yunis - A Palestinian who says he was shot by an Israeli sniper along the Gaza border said Wednesday he was posing no threat to soldiers at the time, after a video of the incident went viral.

Israel confirms video of soldier shooting Palestinian

Jerusalem - Israel's military on Tuesday confirmed the authenticity of a widely shared video showing a soldier shoot a Palestinian on the Gaza border followed by rejoicing, actions that have added to scrutiny of the army's use of live fire.

Israel ministers defend soldiers appearing to rejoice in shooting Palestinian

Jerusalem - Two Israeli right-wing ministers on Tuesday defended soldiers after a video appearing to show them shoot a Palestinian and rejoice in it spread widely on social media and news sites.

Israel probes video appearing to show sniper shooting Palestinian

Jerusalem - Israel's army said Monday it was investigating a video appearing to be of troops cheering as a sniper shoots an unarmed Palestinian on the Gaza border after the footage went viral online.

Israeli jets target Gaza position after 'infiltration attempt'

Jerusalem - Israeli fighter jets targeted a Hamas "military target" in northern Gaza on Monday in response to Palestinians infiltrating the border and laying bombs the previous day, the army said.

Press vest on chest, Gaza buries journalist killed by Israeli fire

Gaza - Palestinians killed in conflict with Israeli forces are often wrapped in their national or party flags, but there was something different about Yasser Murtaja's body ahead of his Saturday burial.

Palestinians bury their dead after Israel kills nine in border clashes

Gaza - Palestinian mourners in the Gaza Strip on Saturday buried their dead, including a journalist, after Israeli troops killed nine during the latest border clashes in a week of bloodshed.

Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli troops dies: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during clashes along the Gaza border has died, the health ministry in the Strip said Saturday.

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza clashes: ministry

Gaza - Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians while around 250 others were wounded in clashes Friday as thousands protested along the Gaza Strip's border, the enclave's health ministry said.

Seven Palestinians killed as new clashes erupt along Gaza border

Gaza - Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians as thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border on Friday, a week after a mass demonstration led to violence and the bloodiest day since a 2014 war.

What to expect from Friday's protests in Gaza

Gaza - Thousands of Palestinians are to protest Friday near the border between Israel and Gaza, a week after 19 people were killed by Israeli troops in the bloodiest day since the 2014 war.What happened a week ago?

White House calls for Palestinain retraint on eve of fresh protests

Washington - The White House on Thursday called on Palestinians to engage in peaceful protest and stay 500 meters from Gaza's border with Israel, after Israeli troops killed 18 Palestinians.

Fears of fresh violence ahead of new Gaza protest

Gaza - Thousands of Palestinians are expected to rally at Gaza's border Friday despite warnings from Israel that its open-fire rules will not change, raising fears of fresh violence after the the bloodiest day for Gazans in years.

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces on Gaza border: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border Tuesday, the health ministry in the strip said, as tensions remained days after 17 people were killed when a mass demonstration led to clashes.

Saudi king reaffirms support for Palestinians after Israel comments

Apo - Saudi King Salman reaffirmed support for Palestinians to US President Donald Trump, state media said Tuesday, after his son and heir apparent said Israel has a "right" to a homeland.

In Gaza, pain but few regrets after deadliest day in years

Gaza - Palestinian teen Bassel al-Helo winced in pain as he rolled over in a hospital bed Sunday, after having been shot by Israeli soldiers during a protest on the Gaza-Israel border.

Israel rejects calls for independent probe of Gaza violence

Jerusalem - Israel rejected calls for an independent probe on Sunday after its soldiers killed 16 Palestinians and wounded hundreds more when a major demonstration led to clashes along the border with the Gaza Strip.

US blocks UN Security Council statement on Gaza violence

New York - The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border that left 16 dead, diplomats said.

Netanyahu praises Israeli troops after Gaza border clashes

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday praised troops for "guarding the country's borders" after a mass Gaza frontier protest led to clashes that left 16 Palestinians dead."Well done to our soldiers," he wrote in a statement.
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