Palestinian child dies of serious wounds sustained during protests in Gaza

Thousands of Gazans attend funeral of Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein

Thousands of Gazans attend funeral of Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein

Azzam Halal Owaida, 15, was said to have been shot in the head by Israeli forces. It is hard to see how tire-burning or stone-throwing, or even Molotov-cocktails thrown from a significant distance at heavily protected security forces in defensive positions can be seen to constitute such threat.

She added that the global community "must act concretely and stop the delivery of arms and military equipment to Israel", and that inaction would "continue to fuel serious human rights abuses against thousands of men, women and children suffering the consequences of life under Israel's cruel blockade of Gaza".

Although it is now unclear how impactful the protests are going to be when it comes to creating a long-lasting solution to the conflict plaguing Israel and Palestine, but the large-scale protests that are happening do signify that Palestinians in Gaza are exhausted of being treated like second-class citizens by the Israeli occupation and military forces.

Reports by journalists in Gaza yesterday claimed that even after Israeli soldiers began shooting into the crowd, many protesters continued to run forward toward the border. He said an estimated 500 to 700 protesters carried out a "deliberate attack" on the fence, throwing firebombs and explosives, trying to set it on fire with burning tires and attempting to tear it down with a metal hook and winch system.

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The weekly protests, which are backed and encouraged by Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, were originally dubbed by their Palestinian organizers as nonviolent, but Hamas, which seeks to destroy Israel, publicly supported the protests and declared that their ultimate goal was to erase the border and liberate Palestine.

Israel and the United States have long had a close relationship, with the United States being Israel's biggest ally, and the connections between the two nations could deepen following Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - a move that was widely criticized within the global community.

Oliver Sprague, Amnesty International UK's arms control director, told MEE: "It's clear that UK arms sales to Israel are increasing significantly against the continuing backdrop of Israel's ongoing serious human rights abuses against thousands of men, women and children suffering the consequences of life under Israel's cruel blockade of Gaza".

The largest gathering was near Khan Yunis, where a small group of protesters crossed the border with Israel after cutting part of the fence wire.

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We will strengthen all the security and rescue forces, who are in the process of search and rescue and medical treatment. However, heavy rainfall over the last two days flooded the area.

Hundreds more were hit by rubber-encased steel bullets or are suffering tear gas exposure, after Israeli forces showered the area with tear gas canisters from behind their heavily fortified positions.

The Israeli military fighter jets have targeted six military targets belonging to Hamas's naval force in the northern Gaza Strip, said the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Gaza Strip was shaken by seven weeks of clashes in the summer of 2014 between Israeli forces and Palestinians. The government has said previously that it is doing what is necessary to stop the border fence being breached.

Israel's United Nations envoy, Danny Danon, told the Security Council on Thursday that Hamas in Gaza was responsible for Palestinian casualties and that it was using innocent Palestinian women and children as human shields while they cowered behind in safety. The blockade has gutted Gaza's economy.

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Israel and the United States share a common enemy in the political leadership of Gaza: Hamas. The temporary opening is the second this month.

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