Israeli fire in Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

Palestinians in Gaza City wait in a queue to withdraw money from cash points after the decision of cutting the salaries by 30% was taken by the government officials on 10 May 2017

Black plumes of smoke from piles of burning tires billowed over the area, and stretcher-bearers rushed to carry the wounded to first aid posts.

Militants have thrown explosives, Molotov cocktails and rocks at soldiers, the army said, and on Friday introduced a new tactic of flying flaming kites across the fence as approximately 3000 protesters surged the border.

The participation of large numbers of young Palestinians in protests that involve the strong likelihood of being shot dead or grievously wounded is more broadly a testament to the desperate conditions they confront within the blockaded and besieged enclave of Gaza, which has been justifiably compared to an open-air prison.

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian U.N. ambassador, said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council late Friday that Israeli forces continue demonstrating the "cruelty of their occupation machine, responding to the calls of unarmed civilians for freedom and justice with brutal and lethal force". That day will mark the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment - an event Palestinians refer to as the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe".

The Israeli army said Friday it was looking into the death of the teen, identified as Mohammed Ibrahim Ayoub. Among the thousands gathered to protest, at least hundreds were approaching the fence and throwing stones and burning tyres, an AFP correspondent said.

The use of live rounds has drawn global criticism but Israel says it is protecting its borders and takes such action when protesters come too close to the border fence.

Advocates, however, argued that the demonstrators are mostly unarmed individuals trying to raise awareness about the vulnerable situation in which so many Palestinians live. One white kite bore the swastika.

While Hamas and smaller Palestinian factions have taken a lead as organizers, the mass marches are also fueled by growing desperation among Gaza's 2 million residents.

The border blockade has trapped almost all of them, gutted the economy and deepened poverty.

The protests have been staged every Friday for the past month to push demands for Palestinian refugees to regain ancestral homes in what is now Israel.

"The Israelis pushed the Egyptians to mediate, but the movement was disinterested, and so for this reason, they could continue using live ammunition against them until they stop".

Overall, since the start of the events on 30 March, 37 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, 32 during the course of the demonstrations, including four children, and five in other circumstances. Some of the injured were overcome by tear gas, hit with rubber-coated steel pellets or hit by shrapnel.

"Palestine's government will fight against Trump's decision and not let any country to move its embassy to Jerusalem until Palestine-Israel issue is resolved".

"As we once again mourn the loss of lives, the European Union calls on the Israel Defense Forces to refrain from using lethal force against unarmed protesters".

The State Department report, released on Friday, now lists its section on Israel and the territories by their names: Gaza and the West Bank, alongside the Golan Heights, de facto annexed by Israel from Syria in 1981.

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