Almost 50 Palestinians injured in protests along Gaza-Israeli border

Almost 50 Palestinians injured in protests along Gaza-Israeli border

Kerry Wise
May 18, 2019

Israeli soldiers positioned behind hills along the separation fence fired tear gas at demonstrators. Rioters hurled firebombs and stones at Israeli troops, set hundreds of tires ablaze, and tried to infiltrate Israel under the cover of the riots.

The day honors the more than 800,000 Palestinians from over 1,300 Palestinian villages and towns who were forced to flee or were expelled from their homes and villages by Zionist militias during the establishment of the state of Israel and the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

The clashes on Wednesday erupted along parts of the border fence, with the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza reporting 65 people injured, including 16 with gunshot wounds.

Three Palestinian fishermen were detained by Israeli naval forces off the coast of Gaza Strip on Saturday, a local official said.

"Our people rise today to announce their rejection to this crime and to assert their right in Palestine, all of Palestine", Islamic Jihad leader Khader Habib said at one border demonstration on Wednesday. A live stream of the first semifinal on the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation's (KAN) website was reportedly busted by a two-minute video, featuring a fake logo of the Israeli Armed Forces and warning "Israel is not safe, you will see".

Woman faces murder count in death of man, 74, shoved off bus
Police say 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop, pushed Serge Fournier, 74, off of the bus following an argument on March 21. Court records show that Bishop was convicted twice, in 2014 and 2015, of misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

This year's Nakba protests were preceded by a surge in deadly cross-border fighting between Gaza militants and Israel which ended in a ceasefire on May 6.

"The Labour Party is united in condemning the ongoing human rights abuses by Israeli forces, including the shooting of hundreds of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza - majority refugees or families of refugees - demanding their rights". United Nations investigators have said the Israeli military might be guilty of war crimes for using excessive force.

That's leading to a situation, Schmale said, where Palestinian children are growing up trapped in the narrow strip of land, having never met an Israeli, and connected to the outside world only through the internet-increasing the potential for extremism.

"Security incidents can occur well beyond Gaza and its periphery and at any time, as demonstrated by the May 3-5 rocket attacks in southern Israel, including Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Be'er Sheva, and the March 14 and March 25 rocket attacks in Central Israel", it said. Their fate is one of the core issues of dispute between Israel and the Palestinians.