Ofir Gendelman, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, posted on his Twitter account last week that the protesters burned tires to provide cover for Hamas terrorists in Gaza, who he said "will try to storm the border, infiltrate Israel and kill Israelis".
Observers sought an global investigation into the war crimes and said that the use of lethal force by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) against unarmed civilians and those protected under worldwide law is a clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Corbyn said he stood in "solidarity" with Israelis who took to the streets to protest their government's actions and added: "The silence from global powers with the responsibility of bringing a just settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict must end".
FILE COPY Israeli border police hold a position during clashes with Palestinian protestors near the Qalandia checkpoint in the Israeli occupied West Bank as protests continue following the United States president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The development came after Palestinian waged their annual protest march late last month towards the fence separating Gaza from the territories occupied by the Israeli regime to begin a six-week protest event dubbed "The Great March of Return", demanding the right to return for Palestinians driven out of their homeland. It has also devastated Gaza's economy, made it virtually impossible for people to enter and exit the territory, and left residents with just a few hours of electricity a day. It says it's investigating the circumstances of Murtaja's death.
There were also reports from Israeli security forces of militants attempting to get through the fence an in attempt to plant explosives.
Israel says its blockade is aimed exclusively at Hamas, and it has no quarrel with Gaza's civilians.
In all, 22 Palestinians were killed in Gaza over the past week, among them 16 involved in last Friday's protests, according to Gaza health officials.
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Hamas and Israel have fought three wars in the Gaza Strip since 2009. Hundreds of Palestinians, including Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, attended the funeral of Murtaja in Gaza, Palestinian sources said.
Israel has pledged to stop attempts to damage the heavily fortified fence on the Gaza border and to prevent illegal infiltrations, including with live fire if necessary.
The following day, Israel's military said in a tweet that "Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed".
Some have also called Friday's protest "Black Friday".
Three other journalists sustained tear gas injuries and at least one cameraman a gunshot in his leg, health ministry and media activists reported.
Israeli troops on the other side of the fence responded with live fire, tear gas, rubber-coated steel pellets and water cannons. Israel has deployed more than 100 snipers with orders to shoot anyone approaching the buffer zone near the Gaza border. They say they hope the tires will shield them from Israeli snipers.