Published: Mon, May 13, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest: medics

Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest: medics

The Gaza Health Ministry said that since the start of the weekly Great March of Return protests past year, the Israeli army has killed more than 275 demonstrators and wounded 17,000 others, who were officially referred to hospitals.

Israel imposed a tight blockade on the Gaza Strip right after Hamas movement had violently seized control of the enclave in 2007.

Abdullah Abd al-Aal, 24, was shot in the stomach on Friday near the fence east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Gaza's health ministry said, in the first protests there since a deadly flare-up last week, Al Jazeera reported.

Israel reopened two crossings with the Gaza Strip on Sunday after eight days of closure following a recent round of tension with Palestinian factions, Palestinian officials said.

The Committee chose to disengage with Israel and redefine the relationship with it through the elimination of agreements and the embodiment of the Palestinian state under occupation.

The council met for an informal meeting organized by Indonesia, a strong Palestinian supporter, about the expansion of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, which the United Nations considers illegal.

Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray at Al Omari mosque in Gaza City.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has boycotted U.S. peace efforts since late 2017 when the USA president made a decision to move his embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in violation of a decades-US policy.

The Israeli army regularly detains and opens fire on Palestinian fishermen in Gaza.

Israeli authorities have further warned that the fighting could resume soon after in the absence of measures aimed at easing humanitarian assistance to those in the Gaza Strip.

"One thing we won't do, the Trump administration won't compromise on Israel's security", he said in an interview with Fox News.

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