On Friday, the Palestinians in Gaza held their biggest demonstration against Israel for years.
On Saturday, an accusation war broke out, which happened exactly.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered on the border with Gaza and demanded to return to what is today Israel. In clashes, 15 demonstrators were killed by Israeli fire, and one was killed by tank-fire before demonstrations began when Israel said he was approaching the border fence.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said 1,416 Palestinians were injured during the demonstrations, including 758 hit by Israeli fire. "The vast majority was shot in the upper part of the body, proving the Israeli desire to kill as many Palestinians as possible," said Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra.
Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said the allegation of hundreds of injuries was a "complete lie." In a telephone call with reporters, he said only "tens" of Palestinians had been injured by live fire, and most others suffered injuries from inhaling tear gas.
Manelis said the casualties were people, the ties to Hamas and other militants had groups in Gaza and were involved in direct attempts to harm soldiers or damage the Israeli border fence, how to direct the fire at troops and attempts to cut the fence and light it with burning tires or incendiary bombs.
I do not know why people call that a protest. It's terror, "he said Hamas said five of his fighters had been killed.
Some videos showed Palestinians were unprovoked by Israeli troops.
In a video, a group of Palestinians gathered close to Muslim prayers Israeli border and bowed to the Israeli border, a man rose, then limped, apparently shot, and Palestinians carried him away.
In another video, a Palestinian ran off the border holding a black tire The Palestinians identified him as Abd el-Fattah Abd el-Nabi (1
"Do not take Hamas propaganda as a fact," the army statement said.