- Title: Israeli troops kill two Palestinians at Gaza border protest: medics
- Date: 6th September 2019
- Summary: BEIT LAHIYA, GAZA (SEPTEMBER 6,2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MAN CRYING OUTSIDE MORGUE SIGN READING (Arabic): 'Mortuary' MEN GATHERED AT MORGUE / DISTRESSED ELDERLY WOMAN CRYING LOUDLY MAN SITTING ON THE FLOOR, CRYING VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE DRIVING VARIOUS OF DISTRESSED PALESTINIANS GATHERED AT MORGUE PALESTINIANS GATHERED OUTSIDE HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF YOUNG BOY CRYING AMBULANCE DRIVING SIGN OF HOSPITAL (Arabic): 'Al-Indunissy Hospital'
- Embargoed: 20th September 2019 19:05
- Keywords: Israel Palestinian Occupied Territory Gaza protests two Palestinians killed
- Location: BEIT LAHIYA, GAZA
- City: BEIT LAHIYA, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001AVIU24N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday (September 6), Palestinian health officials said.
They named the dead as Khaled Al-Rabai, 14, and Ali Al-Ashqar, 17. Seventy protesters were wounded, 38 of them by live fire, medical officials said.
An Israeli military spokesman said that troops guarding the border were faced with more than 6,000 demonstrators at several points along the fence, some hurling explosive devices and firebombs.
He said that some briefly managed to cross the fence before returning to Gaza, and that Israeli forces responded with riot dispersal measures. The spokesman did not comment on the deaths.
Protesters have staged 18 months of weekly demonstrations dubbed the "Great March of Return", calling for an end to a security blockade imposed on Gaza by Israel and Egypt, and for Palestinians to have the right to return to land from which their families fled or were forced to flee during Israel's founding in 1948.
Israel rejects any such return, saying that would eliminate its Jewish majority.
(Production: Arafat Barkat, Mohammad Shana, Suheir Sheikh)
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