Unrest spreads to Gaza as Israeli troops kill 7
10 October 2015, Nirapad News: A week of deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians spread to the Gaza Strip on Friday, with Israeli troops killing six Palestinians in clashes on the border and Hamas, which controls the besieged territory, calling for more unrest.
A fresh wave of stabbings also hit Israel and the West Bank, including an attack by a Jewish suspect that wounded four Palestinians in the southern Israeli city of Dimona.
Three other stabbing attacks, allegedly by Palestinians, also took place across Israel and the occupied West Bank on Friday.
In the latest developments, a rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel early on Saturday, causing no damages or injuries.
Also on Saturday morning, a Palestinian was shot dead by the Israel army at the Shuafat checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem, reports Al Jazeera.
The six Palestinians were shot dead and dozens more injured by Israeli forces as hundreds of them demonstrated along the border in the eastern Gaza Strip.
Among those killed was a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot at another demonstration in the al-Faraheen village, southeast of Gaza City.
The Israeli army claimed there had been ‘multiple violent attempts to storm the border fence’ and ‘a 1,000 rioters infiltrated the buffer zone’, throwing a ‘grenade, rocks and rolled burning tyres’ at the soldiers.
‘It is very dangerous here,’ Ezz Zanoun, a Gaza-based photographer who was at the protest, told Al Jazeera.
‘They always shoot at the border, but it’s much worse today than usual.’
‘At first they started shooting with rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades, then they fired live ammunition at us.’
Saeb Erakat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government of ‘committing a new massacre of Palestinians’ in Gaza.