Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and around 40 were reported wounded along the Gaza border on Friday as “Great March of Return” protests resumed for the fourth consecutive week.
Thirty-eight Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since protests and clashes erupted on the Gaza border on March 30, according to Gaza’s health ministry.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that “Approximately 3,000 Palestinians are participating in the riots, attempting to approach the security infrastructures, burning tires adjacent to it and attempting to fly kites with burning items attached to it.
“”IDF troops are responding with riot dispersal means and are firing in accordance with the rules of engagement,” the statement added, noting the kites were “extinguished.”
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