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Reporters Without Borders slams Israel for deliberate shooting of journalists in Gaza

09 April 2018

He died in hospital on Saturday.

Thousands of Britons rallied in London on Saturday in front of the prime minister's official residence in solidarity with the Palestinian people and to condemn Israel's occupation forces for its brutal attack on the peaceful Return March next to the border fence of the Gaza Strip.

Protesters waved Palestinian flags and shouted, "Heroic residents of Gaza, you rest and we will continue the martyrs' struggle".

In 2017, Shai Masot, a political officer at the Israeli embassy, was caught on film offering to help "take down" Alan Duncan MP, a well-known supporter of Palestinian rights.

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Israel's army said it "does not intentionally target journalists".

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has called on the worldwide community to find a new formula that would deny the USA the right to veto Security Council resolutions demanding the establishment of an independent inquiry commission on events in Gaza. Abu Amra said Murtaja was clearly marked as a journalist and wearing a helmet and protective vest.

"Given the deplorable killing of 16 people and the injuring of reportedly more than 1,000 others during protests in Gaza, mostly on 30 March, we are gravely concerned that further violence could occur during demonstrations today and in the coming weeks", Throssel said in a statement.

In a statement, Maja Kocijancic, the European Union spokeswoman for foreign affairs and security policy, referred to the killing of nine Palestinians, including a minor and a journalist, in Gaza on Friday and the injuring of hundreds more by Israeli forces.

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Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld states the Allied was armed forces with a very long screwdriver and also was attempting to stab the Israeli close the settlement of Mishor Adumim when a second Israeli civilian attracted a gun and shot the prospective attacker. The IDF fired at them in response.

The peaceful demonstrations turned violent after Israeli forces used tear gas and live fire against the protesters.

The EU has questioned Israel's use of force during clashes.

Also among the dead was 15-year-old Hussein Mohammed Madi from Gaza City. "Troops are responding with riot dispersal means, including water cannons to put out fires, a huge fan to disperse the smoke, in accordance with the rules of engagement". Murtaja, 30, was shot while taking pictures of the protests east of Khan Younis in the south of the territory, according to the health ministry.

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Reporters Without Borders slams Israel for deliberate shooting of journalists in Gaza