Thousands in Gaza mourn 7 killed in border clashes
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.