Turkey Slams Israel for Using Force Against Palestinians During Gaza Protests

Turkey Slams Israel for Using Force Against Palestinians During Gaza Protests

The Palestinian Health Ministry did not immediately provide details on the six people it said were killed, saying only that five were killed at the border fence and one by Israeli tank fire earlier in the day in southern Gaza - a Palestinian farmer identified as Amr Samour, 27.

Later hundreds of young Palestinians ignored calls from the organisers and Israel Defence Forces to stay away from the border and were met with live rounds and tear gas fired by Israeli troops.

At least 15 Palestinians were killed on Friday: two of them by Israeli tank fire, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Eyewitnesses said the Israeli Army sent more forces, including armoured vehicles, snipers, sniffer dogs and soldiers equipped with teargas, rubber bullets and live ammunition to prevent the Palestinians from reaching the fence of the borders.

"The Hamas terror organization uses women and children in a cynical manner, sending them to the fence and threatening their lives", an IDF spokesman said, the Jerusalem Post reported. More than 200 people were hit by live fire during the clashes, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

The Israeli military reported "rioting" at six places and said it was "firing towards main instigators".

Speaking to the protesters, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said: "The Palestinian people have proved time after time that they can take the initiative and do great things".

The effects of Israeli tear gas on Palestinians in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza strongly indicate that they have not merely been using CR, CN, CS and OC gases. The UN security council called an emergency meeting last night to discuss the deteriorating situation.

Friday's actions are to be the first in a series of protests planned by Palestinians in Gaza in coming weeks.

An AFP correspondent saw a drone release around 10 gas canisters as protesters on the border with Israel cursed the small craft. Today's carnage follows numerous attempted terrorist attacks and infiltrations along the Gaza border during the past six days.

The military says it will not tolerate damage to the barrier and that it will hold Hamas responsible. The Israeli military also accused militants of trying to carry out attacks under the cover of mass protests.

Tensions spiral into clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Prior to Friday's protest, organizers said the march would be nonviolent, but warned of possible military fire from Israeli forces. It claimed it has actually enhanced soldiers as well as cautioned that it "is prepared to react to the fierce troubles intended throughout the Gaza Strip, if required". "In addition, IDF troops fired towards suspects who infiltrated Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip via the security fence", said the IDF Spokesperson. It said it is aware of reports of a killed Palestinian.

The large turnout of the flag-waving marchers in the dangerous border zone was a testament to Hamas' organizing skills, but it also signaled desperation among Gaza residents after a decade-old border closure.

Urging Palestinians to continue the protests, Batsh called on the United Nations, the Arab League and international parties to launch an inquiry into Israeli "crimes" against Palestinians who were demonstrating "peacefully" on Friday.

He was accompanied by two friends setting alight tires to roll at the soldiers, with smoke billowing across the scene. "There is the possibility of a new conflict in the Gaza Strip".

Artículos relacionados

  • Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Chelsea to land Bale

    Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Chelsea to land Bale

    Initial claims said Arsenal were the most likely destination but the connection with Sven Mislintat means that a move is unlikely. On whether Chelsea's hopes of making the top four in the Premier League were impossible, he added: Nothing is impossible.
    Xiaomi launches Mi MIX 2S with Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM

    Xiaomi launches Mi MIX 2S with Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM

    The rear-facing primary camera departments boast OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), enabled with AI-powered dynamic bokeh effect. However, the bezels in the Vivo handset are uniform in width except for the bottom border, which is much thicker than Mi 7's.
    Uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian killed

    Uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian killed

    Waymo early this month began using its self-driving trucks to haul cargo bound for the internet giant's data centres in Georgia. Chao argued that self-driving technology could also improve mobility for the elderly, disabled and other restricted populations.
  • Roger Federer to miss French Open for third year running

    Roger Federer to miss French Open for third year running

    No matter what happens in the NCAA Tournament, the biggest upset in sports on Saturday definitely, definitely belongs to tennis. Kokkinakis said he didn't mind that fans were firmly in Federer's corner during the match - and even before it.
    Major Investigation Underway Into Facebook Data Breach

    Major Investigation Underway Into Facebook Data Breach

    But I'm not so sure. "I look forward to building a very long-term and secretive relationship with you", he tells the reporters. MORE: Factbox: Who is Cambridge Analytica and what did it do? Alexander Nix is the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica .
    Politics In The News

    Politics In The News

    In the statement, he asked for the special counsel investigation to be ended. "The tweet is revelatory for a number of reasons". Kessler analysed Trump's tweets posted on March 17 and 18 and found the President wasn't quite accurate with his claims.
  • Cambridge Analytica Wasn't The Only Company Harvesting User Data — Ex-Facebook Employee

    Cambridge Analytica Wasn't The Only Company Harvesting User Data — Ex-Facebook Employee

    In a statement to Global News, Facebook confirmed that Wylie has been suspended from both Instagram and Facebook. The head of the European Parliament announced that the EU would investigate whether the data was misused.
    Legislators demand answers from Facebook's Zuckerberg

    Legislators demand answers from Facebook's Zuckerberg

    The suspended CEO also suggested to a potential client that his company could portray politicians in compromising situations. The PAC paid $570,000 for Cambridge Analytica's services - the largest expenditure for the PAC during the election cycle.
    Hands-On Look at the New Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus

    Hands-On Look at the New Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus

    According to the Inquirer , there is good news for Galaxy fans as Samsung moved the fingerprint scanner below the camera . Available for customers in the US via reservation today, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are set to arrive March 16.
  • UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify — The Latest

    UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify — The Latest

    Lawmakers have called on Zuckerberg to explain his company's actions. "It's clear these platforms can't police themselves". The UK's Information Commissioner announced it is to apply for a search warrant for the London-based firm's offices.
    Mohamed Salah set daunting challenge by Anfield legend — Liverpool news

    Mohamed Salah set daunting challenge by Anfield legend — Liverpool news

    Considering Alberto Moreno's struggles, Reds supporters must be delighted at finally seeing Klopp sort out that position. I know they score a lot of goals and both work hard off the ball but it is very difficult to make that comparison.

    US Should Join Britain in Punishing Putin — WashPost

    Haley called the crisis a "defining moment" for the U.N. and said the United States was solidly behind Britain. The UK was " grateful for French solidarity at this time ", a British diplomatic source told AFP.