Thou­sands in Gaza mourn 7 killed in bor­der clashes

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Gaza City, Pales­tinian Ter­ri­to­ries - Thou­sands of Pales­tini­ans at­tended fu­ner­als on Satur­day for seven young men shot dead a day ear­lier by Is­raeli troops dur­ing fresh demon­stra­tions along the Gaza bor­der, a cor­re­spon­dent said.

Mourn­ers, in­clud­ing lead­ers of Ha­mas, chanted slo­gans con­demn­ing Is­rael for shoot­ing civil­ians and called on the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to de­liver jus­tice.

The Is­raeli army said five Pales­tini­ans had been killed dur- ing the protests on Fri­day af­ter they broke through the heav­i­ly­guarded bor­der fence and at­tacked an army post.

Army spokesman Jonathan Con­ri­cus said around 20 Pales­tini­ans had crossed the bor­der in an ‘or­gan­ised at­tack’ af­ter an ex- plo­sive de­vice de­stroyed a por­tion of the fence.

About five of those who got through the fence as­saulted an Is­raeli army po­si­tion and were ‘re­pelled’, he wrote on Twit­ter.

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