Gaza Protests: Latest Updates 13 April 2018

 

13 April 2018

Gaza protests continue in Rafah for ‘March of Return’

Palestinians continue to demonstrate in Rafah on Friday, April 12. The ongoing six-week long protest demands what Palestinian protesters say is their right to return to land which is now claimed by Israel.

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Gaza protests: All the latest updates
Tens of thousands of Palestinians take part in the third consecutive Friday protests near the Gaza border.

New Gaza protests on Israel border after deadly violence

Several thousand Gazans gathered for a third consecutive Friday of mass protests along the border with Israel after violence in which Israeli forces have killed 33 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others. 1ST IMAGES

Live: Gaza protests continue in Khan Yunis for ‘March of Return’

Palestinians continue to demonstrate at the ‘March of Return’ protest in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, on Friday, April 12. The ongoing six-week long protest demands what Palestinian protesters say is their right to return to land which is now claimed by Israel. The two previous protests turned deadly with at least 31 Palestinians reportedly killed and several hundreds wounded. Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv

Gaza buries journalist killed while covering mass protests

(7 Apr 2018) Hundreds attended the funeral of a well-known Palestinian journalist in Gaza who died after covering mass protests along the Israel border. Yasser Murtaja died Saturday from a gunshot wound sustained while filming on Friday in an area engulfed in thick black smoke from protesters setting tyres on fire. Israeli troops opened fire from across the border, killing at least nine Palestinians and wounding 491 others in the second mass border protest in eight days.
Murtaja was over 100 metres (109 yards) from the border, wearing a flak jacket marked “press” and holding his camera when he was shot in an exposed area just below the armpit. The Israeli military has said it fired only at “instigators” involved in attacks on soldiers. It says it’s investigating the circumstances of Murtaja’s death.

Injured from Friday’s protest treated in Gaza hospital

(7 Apr 2018) Hospitals in Gaza are facing bed shortages and lack of supplies as people injured in the protests along Gaza’s volatile border with Israel are carried in every day. At Shifa Hospital, one of the biggest medical centre in Gaza City, they are forced to move patients to private hospitals in order to receive the recently injured. A Palestinian Health Ministry spokesperson on Saturday told the Associated Press that he has appealed for more drugs and medical supplies to be provided to improve the situation.  Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since a 2007 takeover and calls for Israel’s destruction, has called for a series of protests until May 15, the anniversary of Israel’s founding when Palestinians commemorate their mass uprooting during the 1948 war over Israel’s creation.
The Islamic group hopes the mass protests can create pressure to break a border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt since 2007, without having to succumb to demands that it disarm.  The blockade has made it increasingly difficult for Hamas to govern. It has also devastated Gaza’s economy, made it virtually impossible for people to enter and exit the territory, and left residents with just a few hours of electricity a day. Israel argues that Hamas could have ended the suffering of Gaza’s two million people by disarming and renouncing violence.

Israel defends its killing of Gaza protesters

Israel’s ambassador to Turkey, Eitan Na’eh, tells us his government is investigating the killing of Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja. Israel’s defence minister claimed he was a Hamas militant, and that his death did not warrant an inquiry.

Guest:
Eitan Na’eh, Israeli Ambassador to Turkey

Live: Gaza protests continue in Rafah for ‘March of Return’

Palestinians continue to demonstrate in Rafah on Friday, April 12. The ongoing six-week long protest demands what Palestinian protesters say is their right to return to land which is now claimed by Israel. The two previous protests turned deadly with at least 31 Palestinians reportedly killed and several hundreds wounded. Credit: Al Aqsa TV

 

 

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