Published: Thu, November 01, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Israeli warplane strikes position in central Gaza Strip

Israeli warplane strikes position in central Gaza Strip

The Israeli army claim they placed an explosive device on a security fence.

The boys were identified by the health ministry as Khaled abu Said, 14, Mohammed Abu Zaher and Mohammed al-Satari, both 13.

The Israeli military said on Wednesday that it struck a Palestinian who launched incendiary balloons from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel.

Alon Schvartzer, director of Policy for Im Tirtzu, said that they arrived to show solidarity with the people of the south.

Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch director in Israel and the Palestinian territories, said the killing of the boys appeared to be a violation of human rights law. Palestinian paramedics say the three bodies were found 200 metres from the fence.

The military probe found that Najjar was seen close to the border fence treating protesters who were wounded by Israeli military fire.

Ibrahim al-Satari, the father of 13-year-old Mohammed, said he couldn't understand it. Most also blame Hamas, the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, or the UN-not Israel-for their severe economic woes.

The death raises to seven the number of Palestinians killed as a result of Friday's demonstrations when thousands approached the border fence.

At least 214 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since protests began in Gaza on 30 March.

Israel says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop infiltrations and attacks, which it accuses Hamas of seeking to orchestrate.

Since March, Gaza witnesses protest every Friday because of Israel's unwillingness to accept the Palestinians' Right to Return, a United Nations recognized right for families and children of more than 750,000 Palestinians who left their homes, towns, and cities in 1948 when Israel was founded.

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