Over 1100 Palestinians injured in Israeli firing, tear gas attack

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Rights groups say Israeli open-fire regulations are unlawful because they permit troops to use potentially lethal force against unarmed protesters.

Youths met behind a series of bunkers reinforced with sandbags in the area leading up to the border with Israel, while older demonstrators remained further back at protest tents.

Since the rallies began on March 30, at least 47 Palestinian demonstrators - including five children -were killed, according to ministry figures.

Palestinian protesters try to pull down the fence of the border after they burn tires during a protest at Gaza's border with Israel.

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According to the Reuters, at least 43 Palestinians have been killed in the army shooting over the past one month.

04 de mayo de 2018, 17:00Gaza, May 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 69 Palestinian demonstrators were injured Friday by combat bullets or rubber bullets shot by Israeli soldiers when they were repressing the demonstrations of the the Great March of Return in the Strip of Gaza.

Two-thirds of Gaza's two million Palestinians are refugees, and the protest has revived their long-standing demand for the right of return to their former family homes, which now lie in Israel.

Veteran US politician and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders delivered a blistering critique of the Israeli leadership and its response to the recent Gaza protests, lambasting "the reactionary policies of Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu" and "the inhumane blockade of Gaza". Several attempts were made by protesters to cross into Israeli territory, the military said, leading to three arrests.

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The Israeli army issued footage showing fires at Kerem Shalom, but said the damage was limited to the Palestinian side.

"The matter is being looked into", a statement from the army said.

During the events, two army drones crashed in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military put the turnout at about 7,000. 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.

Trump's moves angered Palestinian leaders, who have refused to talk to his administration, accusing it of pro-Israel bias.

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