Gaza protests: Israeli soldiers kill four Palestinian protestors

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A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest, at the Israel-Gaza border on April 1, 2018.

Media sources said the soldiers cuffed and blindfolded the man, who remained unidentified as the times of this report, and took him to an unknown destination.

Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed by Israeli gunfire while trying to breach the Gaza border.

Israel uses snipers positioned behind the border fence.

The Israel Defense Forces attacked six Hamas military naval targets in Gaza on Friday night.

According to the United Nations, in the past four weeks of protests, 42 Palestinians have been killed and at least 5,500 wounded along the Gaza security fence, with no reports of Israeli casualties. During the protests killed about 30 people.

The senior Palestinian official also demanded an global investigation "into crimes of the Israeli occupying regime against peaceful protesters".

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However, Hamas' political advisor Yahya Sinwar said Friday: "Palestinian people will demonstrate throughout the month of Ramadan to deal with the many challenges facing us, and first of all the peace plan promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump..."

Since late March, thousands have demonstrated near the border every Friday, some throwing stones or burning tires.

"These apparently deliberate attempts to kill and main are deeply disturbing, not to mention completely illegal". Unarmed Palestinians are being used as human shields, a war crime. In some cases, people were shot while waving the Palestinian flag or running away from the fence. On Friday 20 April, 14-year-old Mohammad Ayyoub was also killed by a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Gaza now has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world at 44 per cent.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned Israel's use of 'excessive force, ' whilst Amnesty International called for governments worldwide to slap an arms embargo on the Jewish state.

The Hamas statements cited a long list of Palestinians grievances, including accusing Israel of building settlements, arresting children, "Judaizing" Jerusalem and imposing an "unjust siege" on the Gaza Strip.

The Great March of Return movement is officially scheduled to continue until May 15, known as Nakba Day, marking the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the creation of Israel.

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