- Title: Palestinian man shot dead in protest near Gaza-Israeli border
- Date: 18th November 2016
- Summary: GAZA CITY, GAZA (NOVEMBER 18, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERING IN MORGUE BODY OF DEAD PALESTINIAN IN MORGUE, MAN KISSING HIS FACE BODY LYING IN MORGUE RELATIVE KISSING BODY MEN GATHERING AT MORGUE PEOPLE GATHERING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL SIGN READING (Arabic): "MORGUE" EXTERIOR OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE HOSPITAL IN THE CENTRE OF GAZA STRIP POLICE CAR PARKED OUTSIDE HOSPITAL PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL
- Embargoed: 3rd December 2016 18:43
- Keywords: Gaza City Gaza Israel Palestinian protest border shooting
- Location: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- City: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA00158Z437R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL
Israeli troops shot and killed a 26-year-old Palestinian man during a rock-throwing protest near the Gaza-Israel border on Friday (November 18), a Palestinian health official said.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said troops had fired shots to disperse Palestinians trying to breach the Gaza border fence and was aware of reports that one person had been killed, but could not confirm this and said the army was investigating.
The Gaza health officials said Mohammad Abu Seada was killed by Israeli gunfire and that two others were wounded. Dozens of protesters hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers every Friday along the border with Gaza.
In violence since October in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, at least 227 Palestinians have been killed, 154 of whom Israel said were assailants. Others died during clashes and protests.
Palestinians, many of them acting alone and with rudimentary weapons, have killed at least 33 Israelis and two visiting Americans.
Palestinian leaders say assailants have acted out of desperation over the collapse of peace talks in 2014 and Israeli settlement expansion in Israeli-occupied territory that Palestinians seek for an independent state.
Palestinians have accused Israeli police and soldiers of using excessive force in many cases, saying the assailants could have been stopped or detained without being shot and killed. Israel has opened investigations into several incidents.
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