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Letters to the Editor: Hundreds of Gazans died, but Israel’s defenders are changing the subject


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Gazans hope for vote after years of Hamas rule, isolation


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Israel says fires on armed Gazans after rocket attack, 3 dead

Israel says fires on armed Gazans after rocket attack, 3 deadIsrael said it opened fire on armed Palestinians on Gaza’s border overnight and Hamas’s health ministry reported three dead Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents along the tense barrier. Israel’s tank and helicopter fire came after Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at Israel late Saturday, the army said, the second such attack in 24 hours.



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Egypt border closed to Gazans leaving amid Palestinian feuding

Egypt border closed to Gazans leaving amid Palestinian feudingThe Egyptian border crossing was closed for Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza on Tuesday, a border official said, as infighting between Palestinian factions increases. Gazans seeking to return from Egypt would still be allowed through but no one would be able to leave the Palestinian enclave, a spokesman for the Hamas-run authority in charge of the border crossing said. “For now, it is just for one day, it is not clear if it will be extended,” spokesman Wael Abu Omar told AFP.



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7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on borderGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza's Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence.



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Four Gazans killed by Israeli fire on border: ministry

Four Gazans killed by Israeli fire on border: ministryFour Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border on Friday, the territory’s health ministry said giving a new toll, as weeks of deadly clashes with protesters continued. Among the dead was 15-year-old Haitham al-Jamal, who was shot on the border in southern Gaza east of the city of Khan Yunis, the ministry said. It said more than 100 Palestinians were also wounded by gunfire, including an AFP photographer, Mohammed Abed al-Baba, who was shot in the leg.



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Clashes, 16 dead as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border

Clashes, 16 dead as thousands of Gazans march near Israel borderClashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest on Friday, leaving 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds more wounded in the conflict’s worst single day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war. Late in the day, Israel’s military targeted three Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip with tank fire and an air strike after what it said was an attempted shooting attack against soldiers along the border that caused no injuries.



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Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mount

Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mountPalestinians in Gaza pitched tents near the volatile border with Israel on Thursday ahead of a six-week protest camp under the gaze of wary Israeli soldiers. The protest is dubbed “The Great March of Return” and has the backing of the Gaza Strip’s Islamist rulers Hamas. It comes amid rising tensions as the United States prepares to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.



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Clashes as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border

Clashes as thousands of Gazans march near Israel borderThousands of Palestinians marched near the Gaza-Israel border on Friday in a major protest leading to clashes with Israeli forces, in which more than 50 Gazans were wounded. Israeli tanks and snipers were positioned on the other side of the border, using tear gas and live fire to force back the protesters. Moe than 50 people were wounded by live fire, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.



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