By Steve Dellar  |  04-07-2018   News
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The protests at the Gaza border have resumed as more and more protesters are shot by Israeli forces as they approach the border. Israeli troops killed seven Palestinian protesters and wounded 200 along the border separating the two nations. The death total has reached 27 in the week-long protests.

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Demonstrators as young as 16 and 17 were killed while protesting at the border during a round of daily protests known as "The Great March of Return." These protests have involved thousands and started March 30 in an attempt to protest Israeli occupation. One protester lost his legs in 2008 when he was hit by an Israeli bomb.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ibrahim lost his legs in an Israeli airstrike. Then he was shot dead by an Israeli sniper. <a href="https://t.co/vuikPJoFnq">pic.twitter.com/vuikPJoFnq</a></p>&mdash; AJ+ (@ajplus) <a href="https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/942463162015653889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 17, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Samer, a 27-year-old protestor, said, "Israel took everything from us, the homeland, freedom, our future." Another protester, a Palestinian soccer player, filmed himself protesting at the border when he was shot in both kneecaps by Israeli snipers. He is currently recovering but will need a knee replacement surgery to be able to walk again.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video shows the exact moment of shooting the Palestinian footballer Mohammed Khalil in his knee putting an end to his career.<br>Note that Mohammed was protesting peacefully &amp; unarmed in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GreatReturnMarch?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GreatReturnMarch</a> 🇵🇸<br>Now, Mohammed needs a knee replacement surgery to be able to walk again <a href="https://t.co/xGM9z9k7TU">pic.twitter.com/xGM9z9k7TU</a></p>&mdash; Mohammed Kareem (@vic2pal) <a href="https://twitter.com/vic2pal/status/981095851010469888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Doctors tending injured at the protests describe seeing wounds from internationally prohibited exploding rounds that explode in the body, they are called "butterfly" rounds. Most of Gaza's 2 million population consists of refugees and is ruled by the Islamist militant movement Hamas.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🛑 This is the bullets, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Israel?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Israel</a> forces is using on the peaceful protesters in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Gaza?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Gaza</a>. They r explosive bullets &amp; intl. prohibited, called the butterfly. It enters the body of the 🤕 &amp; opens inside the body, making much destruction. There r 100s of such cases. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GreatMarchOfReturn?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GreatMarchOfReturn</a> <a href="https://t.co/kZPYlZlbKh">pic.twitter.com/kZPYlZlbKh</a></p>&mdash; Dr. Basem Naim (@basemn63) <a href="https://twitter.com/basemn63/status/980910963254874117?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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David Keyes, an Israeli Government spokesman blames the Hamas Government for encouraging its people to attack Israel. "This is a travesty for the Palestinian people that the Hamas Government is encouraging its people to attack Israel, it is encouraging its people to commit acts of violence," he said.

Yehya Al-Sinwar, Hamas' leader in Gaza, said at a protest encampment, "We will uproot the borders, we will pluck out their hearts, and we will pray in Jerusalem." The movement shows no signs of slowing the bodies continue to pile up.

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Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-07/palestinians-killed-in-israel-gaza-border-protests/9628602

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Jo Catlett No. 22554 1523080215

I see that you're reporting on injuries inflicted by Israelis in order to gain Sympathy for the Palestinians. They are not simply poor innocent Palestinians. Their only goal is to kill Israeli Jews and to take Israel. Another propaganda report. I recognize propaganda when I see it. Of course you are only reporting one side of the story for purposes of your own agenda.

Anonymous No. 22555 1523080378

Can’t stand either belligerants, both need to be cut off from the USA’s friends and budzy wudzy lists. Adios Kahlil

Anonymous No. 22560 1523082192

@Jo Cetlett no sides here, just reporting facts, when the Palestinians shoot Israeli's with exploding rounds we'll report on that too

Anonymous No. 22580 1523102639

OK I can see some here are not Israel supporters.

But lets us look at the big picture and change the players names.

If Mexico as a country decides to invade the USA wouldn't we react the same way?

If the USA decided to take another shot at Cuba how would Cuba react?

What if China tried to take over Taiwan?

Henry Harff No. 22617 1523152922

The Palestinians shoot missiles at Israel and Israel defends itself. There is a big difference between a missile and a butterfly round. I think the Palestinians are not playing with a full deck as a result of the Arab inbreeding.

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