Palestinians prepare for more mass protests

Killing of Palestinian journalist protested in Istanbul

Killing of Palestinian journalist protested in Istanbul

Ahmed Abu Hussein, a photographer for the Voice of the People Radio-a radio station affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-was hit by a live round in his abdomen while he was covering the protests east of the northern Gazan city of Jabalya, according to his employer, the PJS, and news reports. Among those hurt was a Gaza journalist who was shot in the abdomen, the officials said.

At one camp east of Gaza City, youths carried on their shoulders a coffin wrapped in an Israeli flag bearing the words "The End of Israel".

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

One Palestinian was killed and hundreds were injured in confrontations with Israeli soldiers at multiple spots along Gaza's border with Israel following a third consecutive Friday of protests dubbed "Burning Flag Friday", in reference to the Israeli blue and white flag.

The marchers are protesting against the blockade, but are also asserting what they say is a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel. Walter Miller, U.S. representative to the United Nations, said "bad actors" were using the "protests as a cover to incite violence".

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday "there are fewer riots on our border", adding that "our resolve is well-understood on the other side".

At least 36 Palestinians have been killed and thousands others injured since a massive Palestinian protest was launched to mark the Palestinian Land Day along the border between Gaza and Israel.

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The Saturday's deaths took the toll to over 30 since the Great March of Return protests erupted on March 30.

It has pledged to stop attacks, damage to the fence and infiltration bids, and says there have been attempts at all three. "Palestinian women are always at the forefront", she said proudly.

But an Israeli military spokesman said the army was not involved.

Akram reported from Khuzaa, Gaza Strip.

The company Murtaja co-founded had been vetted for USA government funding, while an worldwide journalists federation said he was harassed and beaten by Hamas police in 2015.

Organisers have reiterated their call for peaceful protests.

Palestinian mobilizations in Gaza, which includes the construction of makeshift camps near the borderline, will continue until May 15, when Al-Nakba (catastrophe) is celebrated, the date of the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the beginning of the forced exodus of 750,000 Palestinians from their homelands.

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