Israeli flags burned in mass protest on Gaza-Israel border

Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel Friday

Tensions are rising on the Gaza-Israel border as Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls the coastal territory, has mobilized people for unprecedented weekly protests along the borders since March 30.

The dead from last Friday included a journalist, Yasser Murtaja, who witnesses said was wearing a press vest at the time he was shot.

Agence France Presse quoted a spokesperson from the Health Ministry in Gaza as saying that Islam Herzallah, 28, was killed by Israeli troops east of Gaza City.

The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately reply to CPJ's email requesting comment.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence.

Two journalists were wounded by gunfire, the Palestinian journalists' syndicate said, a week after a Gazan journalist was killed. So far 34 Palestinians have been killed in the protests, which they call the Great Return March. Walter Miller, U.S. representative to the United Nations, said "bad actors" were using the "protests as a cover to incite violence". The Israeli military said it was unaware of any activity in the area of the blast. Land Day is held in remembrance of an incident in which Israeli forces fatally shot six Palestinians on March 30, 1976, as the Palestinians were protesting Israeli land seizures.

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The army added that Israel will not allow any harm to security infrastructure that protects Israeli civilians, and will act against violent rioters who threaten to damage it.

"Instructing snipers to shoot to kill unarmed demonstrators who pose no danger to human life, is another product of the occupation and military rule over millions of Palestinian people, as well as of our country's callous leadership, and derailed moral path", said the statement.

Akram reported from Khuzaa, Gaza Strip.

The embassy move has deeply angered the Palestinians, who see the Israel-annexed eastern sector of Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The protests are to culminate in a large rally on May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel's creation.

Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 10 years, while its border with Egypt has also been largely closed in recent years.

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