[News] 3 Palestinians dead, more than 600 injured in 5th Friday of demonstrations in Gaza

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Fri Apr 27 19:09:35 EDT 2018


  3 Palestinians dead, more than 600 injured in 5th Friday of
  demonstrations in Gaza

April 27, 2018
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli army forces killed three Palestinian 
protesters on Friday, and left more than six-hundred injured in another 
deadly   day of the "Great March of the Return" demonstrations on the 
Gaza border.
Of the 611 injured, 154 were struck by live ammunition from Israeli 
forces, according to Gaza's health ministry.

Al Jazeera's reported 
<https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/gaza-protest-latest-updates-180406092506561.html> that "Thousands 
of people stood right at the border, then we heard the Israeli forces 
opening live fire."

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of Gaza's health ministry, said that the 
Israeli army successfully targeted several medical service points with 
an unknown gas that left demonstrators that were exposed with convulsions.

The demonstrations, entering their fifth-week, have left a total of 45 
Palestinians dead, with a reported 5,500 injured. There have been no 
reports of Israeli fatalities.

Israel's response to the demonstrators has come under fierce criticism 
from the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, who 
called for into question the Israeli army's use of "excessive force", 
adding that Israel should be held to account.

  "The loss of life is deplorable, and the staggering number of injuries 
caused by live ammunition only confirms the sense that excessive force 
has been used against demonstrators - not once, not twice, but 
repeatedly," Zeid said.
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