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    A female protester hurls a stone while others burn tires near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Violence erupted at the Gaza border Friday after the territory's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire that ended two days of intense violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides

    Six Palestinian Protesters Reportedly Killed by Israeli Fire in Gaza Clashes

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    At least six Palestinians were killed and over 500 others were injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli troops on the border with the Gaza Strip, the spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry, Ashraf Qidra, told Sputnik.

    "As a result of the Israeli aggression against peaceful Palestinians, six Palestinians were killed and 506 were injured today on the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip," Qidra said.

    Those killed include the teens aged 14 and 18, the health authority said, as cited by Haaretz.

    The media specified, citing the health authority, that a total of 190 Palestinians had been injured in the clashes, including 47 wounded by Israeli fire.

    In the meantime, the IDF announced that it had hit northern Gaza in response to grenades and explosives devices being thrown at soldiers stationed along the border fence.

    The Israeli military noted that some 10,000 Palestinian protesters participated in rallies along the fence in various locations. As the military stated, some demonstrators were burning tires and hurling grenades at soldiers, as well as stones. Thus, the army noted it had to respond with riot control measures in accordance with the open-fire policy. 

    Protests began in late March when Gazan authorities called for action in response to decades of Israeli occupation and demanded access to ancestral land. More than a hundred Palestinians, including journalists, have since been killed by Israeli fire.

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