Gazan killed after attacking border security fence

Gazan killed after attacking border security fence

Gazan killed after attacking border security fence

The exchange came a day after Israel struck nine targets in northern Gaza in response to the launching of incendiary kites by Palestinians, according to the IDF.

Since near-weekly mass protests began along the Israel-Gaza border, more than 120 Palestinians have been killed and over 3,800 wounded by Israeli army fire. Soldiers used rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades against the locals, however, no injuries were reported.

A Palestinian woman gestures as she stands behind a missile which witnesses said was sacked by Israeli aircraft, at a shack belonging to Bedouins in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2014.

The incendiary kites and balloons have devastated large swaths of farmland and nature reserves in southern Israel.

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Since the protests began on March 30, at least 128 Palestinian demonstrators have been martyred by Israeli army gunfire. Israel has said most of those killed were members of terror groups, many of whom were in the middle of carrying out attacks or attempting to breach or damage the fence when they were shot.

On Sunday, an Israeli military official warned that if the regime were to respond more harshly to the kites being sent from the Gaza Strip, it would lead to war, Hadashot TV said.

Palestinian women flash victory sign in during a protest at Israel Gaza border, Friday, June 8, 2018. It accuses Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas of seeking to use the protests as cover for attacks.

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

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Around two million people live in Gaza, a lot of them the stateless descendants of refugees from what is now claimed to be Israel.

As a result of the talks, the Palestinian Red Cross has been able to dispatch aid workers in the vicinity of the fence, separating the Gaza Strip from the Israeli-held territories, to evacuate the wounded to safety.

Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade of the strip, citing security reasons, which has caused an economic crisis and collapse in living standards there over the past decade.

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