Four Palestinians dead in Gaza explosion

Four Palestinians dead in Gaza explosion

The Israeli military has argued that Gaza militant groups are trying to turn the border area into a combat zone, and said it has a right to defend its sovereign border.

Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel pellets and live rounds.

The first two Fridays - with far less on intervening days - saw tens of thousands gather near the border with Israel at five locations.

The Palestinian health ministry in Gaza confirmed that a Palestinian was killed and another man was seriously wounded in the strike early on Thursday.

The Saturday's deaths took the toll to over 30 since the Great March of Return protests erupted on March 30. Among those hurt was a Gaza journalist who was shot in the abdomen, the officials said.

The health ministry said that at least 968 people, including 16 medics and reporters, were wounded by gunfire and tear gas Friday. It has said some of those at the border tried to damage the fence, planted explosives or hurled firebombs.

Israel has accused Hamas and other militant groups of using the protests as a cover for attacks and says its snipers have only targeted "main instigators".

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"Contrary to reports now circulating I can tell you that the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) is not aware of any IDF fire in the area surrounding Rafah", the spokesman said.

Israel claimed he was a paid member of Hamas, but produced no evidence.

Rights groups strongly criticised Israeli forces while pointing to unverified videos that spread online of Gazans appearing to be shot, including one seeming to show a Palestinian targetted as he ran away from the fence while holding a tyre.

The Israeli army, for its part, denied its forces had carried out any attacks in the Gaza Strip. Protesters stuck a Palestinian flag into the fence and affixed a rope, using it to tug at the coils.

Organisers have reiterated their call for peaceful protests. The action is due to continue until May 15, when the Palestinians mark the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment.

Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 10 years, while its border with Egypt has also been largely closed in recent years.

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