Six Palestinians reportedly killed on Gaza border

Six Palestinians reportedly killed on Gaza border

Six Palestinians reportedly killed on Gaza border

Hamas, the de facto governing authority in the Gaza strip, has orchestrated near-weekly protests along the border, pressing for an end to a stifling Israel-Egyptian blockade.

Six Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Friday (October 12) during protests along Gaza's border, Gaza health officials said.

"Following the serious incidents in the Gaza Strip, the defense ministry orders the immediate halt to the delivery of fuel" to the area, he said in a statement.

The Israeli army has not commented on the attack.

Palestinians in the northern West Bank say a woman has been killed after being struck in the head by a stone thrown by Israeli settlers. "The assailants were killed", it said, without saying how many people were shot.

Four of the seven were killed in a single incident when they breached the Israeli side of the fence and approached an army post, the Israeli military said.

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One Israeli soldier has been killed since the protests began. In recent weeks, it has stepped up its campaign, holding nighttime protests and adding new locations, such as along the beach.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, said 20 terrorists entered Israel through a hole in the border fence created by an improvised explosive device.

"As long as the violence in the Gaza Strip does not stop completely, including the sending of incendiary balloons and burning tires toward the Israeli towns, the fuel and gas supplies to the Gaza Strip will not be replenished", Liberman wrote on Twitter Saturday evening, Israel's Channel Two reported.

The extremist settlers in the West Bank are carrying out acts attacks on Palestinian citizens, especially in the surrounding villages of Nablus recently, under the eyes and sight Israeli occupation forces, who do not move to prevent or arrest them.

They added that Hamas leader Ismail Haniya also attended the protests east of Gaza City and hailed the ongoing demonstrations.

Armed Israeli paramilitary settlers have launched a number of attacks on the Palestinian civilian population in the Nablus area, with the number of attacks drastically increasing since two Israeli settlers were killed by a Palestinian in the area on Monday.

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