On Thursday, April 1
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local):
The Gaza Strip's Ministry of Health says that Palestinian Youth Attacked on Protests on Gaza's Israeli Border and Shot in Critical Condition] Since the beginning of the weekly mass marches at the end of March, 28 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds of soldiers have been killed by the Israeli army fire across the border fence killed.
On Friday, protesters began to gather in sit-in protest camps near the border. In one camp, the organizers presented four life-size images of Israeli soldiers in a cage in front of the border. It is believed that Hamas contains the remains of two soldiers from an earlier war with Israel.
On Friday, most of the demonstrators stayed in the camps, smaller groups threw stones, burnt tires and threw fire bombs near the fence. A new tactic is to send burning dragons to Israel.
Israeli military planes have dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warn them that they are jeopardizing their lives They follow the instructions of Hamas organizers of the weekly protests.
The leaflets were dropped on Friday, before the fourth major protest, organized in large part by Islamic militants Hamas, in part to challenge a decade of blockading the territory by the old border
Israel accuses Hamas of to use the protests as cover for the execution of attacks. It said it would not allow the protesters to reach or damage the border fence. Human rights groups say that orders that allow troops to use potentially lethal force against unarmed demonstrators are unlawful.
Since March 30, 28 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds of soldiers injured by the army's fire.
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