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Gaza: Over 100 Palestinians Fatally Shot by Israeli Forces

(May 16, 2016) - In the last 6 weeks, Israeli forces have fatally shot more than 100 Palestinians inside Gaza. Thousands more have been wounded, many with life-changing injuries. Israeli soldiers were firing at demonstrators who entered a 300-meter zone inside Gaza along the border fences. Israel has declared it off limits. They acted on orders from senior security officials, who told them to fire live rounds even outside of life-threatening situations. Most protesters were peaceful. Some threw stones and firebombs, launched kites with incendiary material or tried to breach or damage the fence.…

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