Is­rael says 3 Pales­tinian in­fil­tra­tors from Gaza killed

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NATION+WORLD -

Is­raeli troops fa­tally shot two Pales­tini­ans who in­fil­trated the coun­try from Gaza and in a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent killed an­other Pales­tinian who tried to breach the bor­der Sun­day night, the mil­i­tary said.

An­other Pales­tinian was de­tained in the lat­ter in­ci­dent, and two more were caught try­ing to cross the bor­der in a third case, the mil­i­tary said.

The Gaza bor­der has been tense in re­cent weeks, with the Is­lamic mil­i­tant group Ha­mas that rules Gaza urg­ing mass Pales­tinian protests there ev­ery Fri­day as part of a week­s­long cam­paign against a decade-old block­ade of the ter­ri­tory. The protests have turned vi­o­lent and 39 Pales­tini­ans have been killed dur­ing the un­rest, which be­gan March 30.

Is­rael says that it is de­fend­ing its sovereign bor­der, in­clud­ing nearby com­mu­ni­ties, and that its troops tar­get only in­sti­ga­tors. Is­rael ac­cuses Ha­mas, which is sworn to Is­rael’s de­struc­tion, of try­ing to carry out at­tacks un­der the guise of the protests.

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