GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Ample crowds of flag-waving Palestinian protesters marched against the Gaza bound fence with Israel on Friday, some of them throwing stones and cartoon Israeli blaze that admiral said dead at atomic bristles people.
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The Palestinian Health Admiral said at atomic 500 Palestinians were aching by alive fire, rubber-coated animate pellets or breach gas accursed by Israeli armament at several locations forth the fence, but did not accommodate the breakdown.
Earlier Friday, in a abstracted incident, a Palestinian agriculturalist was dead by an Israeli catchbasin carapace while he was alive in his acreage afore dawn, the admiral said.
The protests had amorphous as accumulation sit-ins organized by Gaza’s Hamas rulers, but bound spun out of control.
Israel’s aggressive said bags of Palestinians formed afire tires and threw stones at armament stationed on the border, and that troops opened blaze at the “main instigators.”
Palestinian assemblage said hundreds of Palestinians alternate in clashes, while bags added aggregate in covering encampments set up in bristles sites several at a ambit of several hundred meters from the border.
Such accumulation gatherings abreast the bound arresting a new tactic by Hamas — and one that ability prove added arduous to Israel’s aggressive than antecedent abate protests.
Military admiral accept said they will acknowledge agonizingly to any breaches of the bound fence. At the aforementioned time, a ascent cardinal of casualties will acceptable stoke added bound tensions, a book Israel hopes to avoid.
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The sit-ins are apparent as a new attack by Hamas to breach a crippling, decade-old Gaza bound barricade by Israel and Egypt that has fabricated it added difficult for the Islamic active accumulation to govern.
Other approach over the years, including Hamas’ cross-border wars with Israel and attempts to accommodate with political battling Mahmoud Abbas, the West Bank-based Palestinian president, accept bootless to end Gaza’s isolation.
Hamas agent Fawzi Barhoum accepted the turnout.
“The ample crowds … reflect the Palestinian people’s assurance to accomplish the appropriate of acknowledgment and breach the annoy and no force can stop this right,” he said.
Friday’s accomplishments are to be the aboriginal in a alternation of protests planned in Gaza in advancing weeks. The protests are to culminate on May 15, the 70th ceremony of Israel’s creation, with a advance through the bound fence.
Palestinians admire the date as the ceremony of their accumulation displacement and abstraction during the 1948 Mideast war over Israel’s creation. The all-inclusive majority of Gaza association are birth of Palestinians who fled or were apprenticed from communities in what is now Israel.
Israel’s aggressive said advanced of Friday’s protests that it angled its accepted troop akin forth the border, deploying snipers, appropriate armament and paramilitary bound badge units, which specialize in anarchism control.
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Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir, administrator of the Israeli military’s Southern Command, which includes the border, said Friday that “we are anecdotic attempts to backpack out alarm attacks beneath the appearance of riots.”
He apprenticed Gaza association to break abroad from the border, and captivated Hamas amenable for any abandon there.
Previous protests abreast the bound fence in contempo months accept angry deadly, with Israeli soldiers battlefront alive bullets at Palestinians afire tires, throwing stones or casting firebombs.
On Friday, mosques beyond Gaza alleged on Palestinians to accompany the protests. Buses took protesters to the bound area, including bristles covering encampments set up from arctic to south, several hundred meters from the bound fence. By noon, bags had accustomed at the encampments.
Ghanem Abdelal, 50, broadcast baptize bottles to ancestors associates sitting on a map abreast one of the tents east of Gaza City. He said he hopes the beef “will accompany a breakthrough, an improvement, to our activity in Gaza.”
Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ absolute leader, visited the tents, forth with Gaza baton Yehiyeh Sinwar.
The Palestinian Health Admiral said bristles bodies were dead by Israeli blaze in consecutive clashes, including a 16-year-old boy and a 33-year-old man.
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Several hours afore the confrontations, a Palestinian agriculturalist articular as 27-year-old Amr Samour was dead by an Israeli catchbasin carapace in southern Gaza, the Health Admiral said.
Israel said troops had directed catchbasin blaze at apprehensive abstracts abreast the bound fence in the area.
Yasser Samour, a about and adolescent farmer, said Amr Samour was agriculture parsley afore dawn, in hopes of affairs it beginning in the bazaar after in the day.
“I was alive on the abutting field,” Yasser Samour said. “We heard battery landing on the acreage area Amr works. We ran there and begin him hit anon with a shell. We were added than a kilometer abroad from the border.”
Another agriculturalist was blood-soaked in the leg by shrapnel, Samour said.
Associated Press writers Ian Deitch in Jerusalem and Karin Laub in Ramallah, West Bank, contributed to this report.
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