Is­raeli forces kill 7 Pales­tini­ans in vi­o­lence along Gaza bor­der

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Seven Pales­tini­ans were killed by Is­raeli fire on Fri­day dur­ing protests along the fence di­vid­ing Is­rael and Ha­mas­run Gaza, ac­cord­ing to Gaza health of­fi­cials.

Four of them were shot dead af­ter they crossed into Is­raeli ter­ri­tory and ap­proached an army snipers’ post, the Is­raeli mil­i­tary and a wit­ness said.

In re­sponse to the bor­der vi­o­lence, Is­rael’s de­fense min­is­ter, Avig­dor Lieber­man, said he was halt­ing Qatar­i­funded trans­fers of fuel into the Gaza Strip.

The fuel ship­ments had be­gun to al­le­vi­ate the chronic en­ergy short­age in Gaza that has left most of its 2 mil­lion res­i­dents with only eight hours of elec­tric­ity ev­ery 24 hours.

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