09 April, 2018, 00:31 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
Israeli troops opened fire on three Palestinians who were spotted crossing into Israeli territory from the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday afternoon, the army said, amid heightened tensions along the Gaza border.
Despite widespread outcry from worldwide rights groups who have condemned Israel's excessive use of forces against the civilian protesters, Israeli has maintained its open-fire rules for the Gaza border.
According to the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, Murtaja was shot by gunfire while standing 350 meters from the border fence.
The report further referred to concerns by the Israeli army sources that in case of many Palestinian casualties, the global community might renew diplomatic pressure on the regime.
The Israeli army has not yet commented on Murtaja's death, saying only that it had stopped several attempts to breach the border fence and had acted "in accordance with the rules of engagement".
The peaceful demonstrations turned violent after Israeli forces used tear gas and live fire against the protesters.
Palestinians burned hundreds of tyres in a bid to obscure the vision of Israeli snipers lined up on the border between Israel and Gaza.
The Gaza Strip is but one of the focal points in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More than 1,600 others were wounded. Teiby and other Palestinian members of the Knesset have also called for opening a probe into the killing of photojournalist Yasser Mortagy and the injury of other photographers during the protests of the "Great March of Return".
Twenty nine Palestinians - many of them members of Gaza terror groups - have been killed since the riots began on March 30 along the frontier of the Gaza Strip.
EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that Israel's firing on the Gazans "raises serious questions about the proportionate use of force which must be addressed".
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights stated its "grave concern" for further violence ahead of Friday's demonstrations. No Israelis were injured.
At the same time, the European Union justified Israel's use of force "when defending its legitimate security interests", but urged that it commit violence against Palestinians with "proportionality".
Demonstrators demand that Palestinian refugees be granted the "right of return" to their towns and villages in historical Palestine, from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.
In the West Bank political capital of Ramallah, around 50 Palestinian journalists held a vigil for Murtaja.
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