Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Clay Curtis
June 10, 2018

He also said Hamas commanders should be targeted as punishment for the kites.

Palestinian activist Bilal Tamimi told the official Wafa news agency that Israeli soldiers had prevented Palestinian medical teams from attending the youth.

"For over 50 years, since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Arab territories in 1967, Israel has been continuing its aggression, occupation policies and grave violations of Palestinian rights and all covenants and global law principles", said the AL senior diplomat.

The protests have seen thousands gather to demand the right of return to their families' lost homes or lands, now in Israel.

In an English-language column published Thursday on the UK-based Middle East Eye website, whose coverage on Israel is overwhelmingly critical, Haniyeh said the protesters will "bring down the walls" of Gaza's "huge prison".

Since 2015, Palestinians have killed over 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks.

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Israel accuses Hamas of using demonstrators as human shields while trying to carry out attacks and says it is defending its sovereign border.

Residents of the Palestinian village often hold protests against Israel that end in violent clashes with the IDF. This year, the protests take on added significance after the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Following the demonstrations, organizers said Naksa Day - which commemorates the Arab loss in the 1967 Six Day War and is marked on June 5 - would be the next large protest.

Razan Najjar, a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic, was fatally shot as she tried to help evacuate wounded near Israel's perimeter fence with Gaza.

Some 17,500 dunams (4,300 acres, or almost seven square miles) of land on the Israeli side of the Gaza border have been burned in more than 250 fires over the past two months, more than half of them in nature reserves, according to Israeli assessments.

Jerusalem day was established in 1979 in Iran to coincide with the last Friday of Ramadan.

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