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Gaza - Clashes At The Gaza-Israel Border, 2 Palestinians Killed

Published on: January 15, 2016 11:03 AM
By: Reuters 
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A relative of young Palestinian man Mohammed Abu Zayed, whom a Palestinian medical official said was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in a stone-throwing clash near the Gaza border on Friday, mourns outside a hospital morgue in the central Gaza Strip January 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu MustafaA relative of young Palestinian man Mohammed Abu Zayed, whom a Palestinian medical official said was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in a stone-throwing clash near the Gaza border on Friday, mourns outside a hospital morgue in the central Gaza Strip January 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Gaza - Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinians in a stone-throwing clash near the Gaza border on Friday, a Palestinian medical official said.

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An Israeli military spokeswoman said dozens of Palestinians had been rioting in the area and some had tried to breach the border with Israel. She said soldiers fired warning shots in the air before shooting at people across the fence.

Spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry Ashraf Al-Qidra said the two men killed, one an 18-year-old and the second aged 26, had been throwing stones along with dozens of others near the border.

Since the start of October at least 147 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, 93 of them as they tried to attack Israelis, according to Israeli authorities. Most of the others died in clashes with Israeli security forces.

In the same period, Palestinian stabbings, car-rammings and gun attacks have killed 24 Israelis and a U.S. citizen.

The wave of such attacks has been fueled by Palestinian frustration over the collapse of peace talks, the growth of Jewish settlements on land Palestinians seek for a future state and Islamist calls for the destruction of Israel.

Also stoking the violence has been Muslim opposition to increased Israeli visits to Jerusalem’s al Aqsa mosque complex, which is one of the holiest sites in Islam and is revered in Judaism as the location of two biblical temples.



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 Jan 15, 2016 at 11:08 AM Anonymous Says:

Guess the savages had better learn that when you riot and attack soldiers, you're a terrorist who deserves to be killed.

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