Are Palestinian Journalists Being Targeted by Israeli Snipers?

Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded woman during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel Friday
More Violence Hundreds of Palestinians Wounded At Gaza Israel Border Protest
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01 May, 2018

PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi Monday condemned Israel's decision to permanently revoke the Jerusalem residency rights of three members of the Palestinian Legislative Council and a former minister of Jerusalem affairs.

"(The Mideast peace) is an incredible priority for the United States to provide whatever assistance we can to allow the two parties to come to a resolution on this incredibly long standing and important conflict", Pompeo said, standing alongside Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

The groups taking the case included the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Yesh Din, Gisha and Hamoked: Centre for the Defence of the Individual.

Despite the rare praise for his rivals, Abbas posed tough conditions for ending the internal political rift that broke open in 2007, when Hamas drove Abbas-loyal forces from Gaza a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections.

Since 30 March Israeli forces have repeatedly fired upon protestors along the barrier separating Israel from the Gaza Strip, who have been holding weekly Friday demonstrations dubbed the "Great March of Return".

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Lawyers for the groups said Israel's response to the Gaza protests must follow the rules of engagement for law enforcement officers, who are barred from using lethal force unless they face imminent danger to "life and limb". She recalled how agents asked one of her clients about a needlepoint rendering of a Muslim shrine on display in his living room.

Tens of thousands of West Bankers are believed to have security bans on them. The Shin Guess refuses to specify what number of.

A senior Israeli officer told the Ha'aretz newspaper that most of the army's killings of Palestinians during the Gaza-border protests resulted from snipers aiming at demonstrators' legs, with the killings an unintentional outcome after a protester bent down, a sniper missed or a bullet ricocheted. Anyone who ever served prison time is nearly certain to have one, but others who are banned were never in an Israeli prison.

In a third incident, soldiers spotted two Palestinians trying to breach the border. The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of repercussions, rejected what he saw as an attempt to recruit him. The 39-year-old sells $1.7 million of reduce stones a 12 months, together with to Israel.

"I used to be so disenchanted as a result of I went there filled with hope ... as a result of I am a businessman and I used to be by no means engaged in any downside with anybody", Thawabta later mentioned by telephone.


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