6 Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers, 145 injured. Palestinian youth responded to gunfire provocations from Israeli soldiers along the border of the Gaza Strip near Shujaiya on the Palestinian side and south of Sderot, a hotbed of anti-Palestinian hatred, with their only weapon, rocks.
By Tarek Masood
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip showed solidarity with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem on Friday night (Oct. 9, 2015) facing off with heavily armed Israeli soldiers and snipers using only rocks.
Several Palestinians were killed and injured near Shujaiya, a village on the northern end of the Gaza Strip that had been targeted by the Israeli rampage through Gaza in 2014 which killed 2,200 Palestinians including nearly 500 children and teenagers. Hundreds of thousands of civilian homes were partially or completely destroyed by Israel in what Amnesty International and other international civil rights groups have called Israeli “war crimes.”
Maan News Agency reported that Six Palestinians were killed and 145 others injured as Israeli military forces opened fire at a demonstration by the border fence east of Gaza City and near Khan Younis on Friday, medics and the Ministry of Health said.The Gaza Ministry of Health said Shadi Hussam Dawla, 20, Ahmad al-Harbawi, 20, and Abed al-Wahidi, 20, were shot and killed east of the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood.
Muhammad al-Raqeb, 15, and Ziad Nabil Sharaf, 20, were killed after being shot by Israeli forces near Khan Younis while Adnan Moussa Abu Elayyan, 22, was shot in the head and killed in the same area.
One hundred and forty-five other Palestinians were injured, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health, 10 of whom are in serious condition, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza Ashraf al-Qidra said.
But the Palestinians were not afraid to stand up to the Israeli soldiers who cover themselves in armor and use long-range automatic weapons, missiles and gas to strike at the civilians in the Gaza Strip which is being strangled by an Israeli controlled embargo that prevents reconstruction and turns off water and electricity supplies.
There are pictures of Palestinians gathering near the border confronting the Israeli oppressors and Israeli violence, defending themselves and refusing to be oppressed.
One of the Palestinian protestors was killed by Israeli gunfire who is from the al Wahidi family.
Palestinians have begun protesting Israeli violence throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem and Israel has responded with brutality ordering that individuals who throw stones can be shot and killed by soldiers and their armed settler extremists.
Here are photos of the Israeli soldiers with their automatic weapons and Palestinians with their stones near the border between Shujaiya and the Israeli settlements of Nahal Oz and Kfar Aza, south of Sderot:
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