At least five Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during Friday protests

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Since March, protesters have been demanding the right of return to their homes and villages in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

Palestinians gather at the Israel-Gaza border fence during a protest calling for lifting the blockade on Gaza, in Gaza, October 26, 2018.
Palestinians gather at the Israel-Gaza border fence during a protest calling for lifting the blockade on Gaza, in Gaza, October 26, 2018. (Reuters)

At least five Palestinians were shot dead and at least 85 injured by Israeli forces during Friday protests on the Gaza border, Palestine’s Ministry of Health said.

Ashraf al Qidra, spokesman for Gaza’s health ministry, said Mohammed al Nabi, a 27-year-old Palestinian was shot in the head by Israeli snipers.

Since March, Palestinians have marched to the border fence every Friday and occasionally breached it.

Israeli forces have killed over 200 Palestinians in the confrontations. One Israeli soldier has died.

Protesters are demanding the right of return to their homes and villages in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies
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