- Title: Palestinians bury teen killed by Israeli troops during Gaza protests
- Date: 7th September 2019
- Summary: GAZA CITY, GAZA (SEPTEMBER 7, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PALESTINIANS CARRYING BODY OF 14-YEAR-OLD KHALED AL-RABAI RABAI'S AUNT CRYING RABAI'S BROTHER CONSOLING HIS AUNT WHILE CRYING WOMAN CRYING RABAI'S AUNT BEING OFFERED WATER RABAI'S MOTHER CRYING AS SHE WALKS TOWARDS BODY RABAI'S SISTER CRYING, BEING CONSOLED WOMEN GATHERED AT FUNERAL PROCESSION MEN CARRYING BODY VARIOUS OF BODY BEING CARRIED IN FUNERAL PROCESSION DOWN THE ROAD
- Embargoed: 21st September 2019 11:19
- Keywords: Palestinians Gaza killed Israel border protests
- Location: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- City: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001AVNR4UF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Palestinians held a funeral procession on Saturday (September 7) for a 14-year old shot and killed by Israeli forces during protests along the border with Israel.
Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers 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.
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.
An Israeli military spokesman said troops guarding the border on Friday were faced with more than 6,000 demonstrators at several points along the fence, some hurling explosive devices and firebombs and that Israeli forces responded with riot dispersal measures.
Around 210 Palestinians have been killed since the protests began in March 2018, Gaza medical officials say.
(Production: Wafa Abu Mezied, Arafat Barbakh, Suheir Sheikh, Nehad Khalil)
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