Published: Sun, May 06, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Unrest on the border of Israel injured more than a thousand people

Unrest on the border of Israel injured more than a thousand people

"Throughout Hamas's activity, fake injuries and the exploitation of women and children are rampant", the IDF said in a tweet.

Border riots continued at the weekend for a sixth week.

Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel of Qatar aired a short video showing young Palestinians covering their faces cutting the fence of the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel and infiltrating several meters into Israel.

The statement came in response to a High Court petition filed by human rights groups, declaring that the Zionist entity "opposes the applying of human rights law during an armed conflict". In another location, soldiers warned over loudspeakers that those burning tires would be targeted.

Israel says it's defending its sovereign border, including nearby communities, and that soldiers only target instigators.

Medics said 10 people were shot and wounded and 20 more treated for gas inhalation on the Palestinian side of the 25-mile (40 km) border fence, where Gazans set up tent encampments on March 30 for what they call "The Great March of Return".

The blast comes after weeks of deadly protests and clashes along the border between Gaza and Israel, but there was no indication the explosion was the result of an Israeli strike.

"The Israel Defence Force (IDF) is not involved in this incident in any way", a spokesperson for the IDF said.

Protesters demand the "right of return" to their homes in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

The soldiers also fired gas bombs at two ambulances east of Khuza'a, east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, casing damage.

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Kerem Shalom is the main crossing for goods and humanitarian aid to pass into Strip from Israel.

Witnesses said two Israeli drones monitoring the frontier were brought down after being hit by stones.

The army explained that the drones were not designed for military operations.

Israel is closely guarding the fence and warns it will not tolerate attempts to breach it.

At the moment, the army is investigating the cause of the crash BPL. Palestinians claimed to have downed them.

At least 43 Palestinian rioters have been killed in the last month. Israel's Supreme Court is now weighing a petition by six rights groups to restrict or ban the use of live fire on the border. Israel has identified other fatalities as members of terrorist groups. At least 70 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire, the lowest casualty toll since the protests began.

Protestors said they used slingshots to down a small Israeli observation drone overhead.

The military has faced worldwide criticism over its use of live fire, with the United Nations and European Union calling for an independent investigation rejected by Israel.

Israel says Hamas uses the marches as cover for terrorist attacks.

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