Israel must address excessive use of force and deaths in Gaza protests – UN rights chief — UN News

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3 killed in 5th straight Friday of clashes at Israel-Gaza border By Susan McFarland  |  Updated April 27, 2018 at 21:33 Pm

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Palestinians shout slogans as they stage a protest within “Great March of Return” at the Gaza-Israel border in Rafah southern Gaza on Friday, the fifth straight week of mass demonstrations and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border.
Three Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured Friday during the fifth weekly “March of Return” rally along the Israel-Gazaborder, officials said.

The Israeli military said it opened fire at the crowd after hundreds of Palestinian rioters tried to burn the fence and enter the Israel throwing explosives, fire bombs and rocks.

Thousands of young people, dubbed “rebellious youth,” protest every Friday at the border fence. Several of the injured on Friday were journalists and medical staff:

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