Palestinians mourn woman killed by Israeli fire BERLIN Small plane crashes in eastern Germany, two dead
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered Saturday for the funeral of a woman killed by Israeli forces during a protest near the perimeter fence, this year’s first fatality from the weekly mass demonstrations, and Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas targets in response to rocket fire.
Amal al-Taramsi, a 43-yearold activist who had regularly attended the protests, was shot the day before. Al-Mezan, a Palestinian human rights group, said she was around 200 meters (yards) from the fence when she was shot in the head.
Of the 186 Palestinians killed since the protests were launched last spring, only three were women. A 21-yearold medic and a 14-year-old girl were killed last year. An Israeli soldier was also killed last year.
Amal’s mother, Halima, sobbed as she sat in the corner of her home waiting for her daughter’s body, which was wrapped with a Palestinian flag.
The Israelis “should leave our lands and let us alone to live in freedom,” she said, urging Palestinian factions to unite against Israel and US.President Donald Trump. – German police say a small plane has crashed east of Berlin, killing two people.
The two-engine aircraft took off from the town of Strausberg late Saturday morning and came down in a field near Praedikow, a few kilometers (miles) away.
Police said on Twitter that it isn’t yet possible to give a reason for the cause of the crash in which two men died. They gave no information on the victims. –