Israel deploys 100 sharpshooters on Gaza border for Palestinian protests: Israeli army chief

Israel deploys 100 sharpshooters on Gaza border for Palestinian protests: Israeli army chiefBy Jeffrey Heller and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – The Israeli military has deployed more than 100 sharpshooters on the Gaza border ahead of a planned mass Palestinian demonstration, Israel’s top general said in an interview published on Wednesday. Organizers said they expect thousands in Gaza, including entire families, to answer their call to gather in tent cities in five locations along the sensitive border from Friday in a six-week protest for a right of return of Palestinian refugees to what is now Israel. Citing security concerns, the Israeli military enforces a “no go” zone for Palestinians on land in Gaza adjacent to Israel’s border fence.



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