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Israel NGO: Israel killed 8 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli forces shot at Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip on 19 May 2017 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
Thick smoke can be seen after Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip on 19 May 2017 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Israeli occupation forces killed eight unarmed Palestinians who did not pose a danger during demonstrations along the Gaza border, Al-Resalah newspaper reported Israeli NGO B’Tselem reporting yesterday.

The human rights group said that the Israeli occupation used live ammunition and killed ten Palestinians and wounded hundreds during demonstrations against the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Israeli soldiers shot and killed eight unarmed Palestinian demonstrators, none of whom posed mortal danger, who were participating in protests near the Gaza perimeter fence,” the Israeli NGO said.

“Yet even this recent upsurge in the killing and injury of Palestinians through the unlawful and excessive use of live ammunition will not, most probably, be addressed any differently than thousands of other cases in which no one was held accountable,” it continued.

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