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Offbeat Israel's Gaza response 'disproportionate'

15:50  18 may  2018
15:50  18 may  2018 Source:   bbc.com

Hundreds of Palestinians protest amid heightened tensions over embassy opening

  Hundreds of Palestinians protest amid heightened tensions over embassy opening Protesting the embassy move, Palestinians marched through the streets of Gaza, carrying the body of a protester shot by Israeli troops Friday.He was among an estimated 15,000 demonstrators, some burning tires and hurling rocks at Israeli forces. Palestinians have also started attaching fire-bombs to kites and flying them into Israel. Along the Gaza border on Friday, CBS News found Israelis flying kites in a counter-demonstration."They kill their own. I mean – they kill their own," said Leah Goldin, whose son Hadar was killed four years in a war with Hamas. His body was never returned.

Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza . Gaza humanitarian ceasefire largely holds. UK Deputy PM: Israeli Gaza response 'deliberately But his reference to a "deliberately disproportionate " response by Israel echoes the analysis by the ICRC.

Food for taught. Re: Israel Promises " disproportionate Response " To Gaza Rockets by Nobody: 8:22pm On Feb 01, 2009. If Israel only tried 40% as much as HAMAS wishes to wipe it out, "palestinians" would long have ceased to exist.

Palestinian prepares to fire a slingshot at a Gaza border protest (15/05/18): Israel and the Palestinians have blamed each other for the deaths © EPA Israel and the Palestinians have blamed each other for the deaths

The UN human rights chief says Israel used "wholly disproportionate" force against Palestinian border protests which have left over 100 people dead.

Zeid Raad Al Hussein told a meeting in Geneva that Gazans were effectively "caged in a toxic slum" and Gaza's occupation by Israel had to end.

Israel's ambassador said Gaza's militant Islamist rulers had deliberately put people in harm's way.

The UN meeting is considering calling for an independent investigation.

Some 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Monday on the seventh consecutive week of border protests, largely orchestrated by Hamas, which politically controls the Gaza Strip.

It was the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war between Israel and militants there.

The protests had been dubbed the Great March of Return, in support of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to land they or their ancestors fled from or were forced to leave in the war which followed Israel's founding in 1948.

The Israeli government, which has long ruled out a mass return of Palestinians, said terrorists wanted to use the protests as cover to cross into its territory and carry out attacks.

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Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza .
A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip. Motives for the self-immolation are unclear Sunday.Suicide is strictly forbidden in Islam and cases are rare in conservative Gaza but dozens were reported last year. Several cases of self-immolation have also been reported in Gaza over the past years. This was the first time, however, that one was filmed and posted online.

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