Israeli fighter jets target multiple positions in northern Gaza

18 May, 2018, 15:36 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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In a separate incident, bullets from a heavy machinegun fired in Gaza hit a house in nearby Israeli town Sderot, causing damage but no injuries, police said.

A senior member of Gaza's Hamas rulers has said that all but a dozen of the 62 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire during Gaza border protests this week were members of the Islamist group. Trucks carrying men rushed to the apparent site of the blast through empty streets, which were dark during a power cut.

Since border rallies began on March 30, more than 100 Palestinian demonstrators have been martyred by cross-border Israeli gunfire, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

On Wednesday, a day after expelling Israel's ambassador in response to the Gaza deaths, Turkey ordered the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to return home.

Monday saw a ceremony to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem, in an event that was followed by violent clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Europa League final: Antoine Griezmann's final bling for Atletico Madrid
Madrid sports daily Marca carried a picture of Simeone on its front page on Wednesday, under the headline: "The Lyon King". During his time with the club, Atletico have won La Liga and been runners-up in the Champions League on two occasions.

The Arab foreign ministers' meeting in Cairo came after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday said his government was communicating with both sides "so that this bloodshed would stop". Gaza has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the world.

"India is deeply concerned with continuing tensions on the border between Gaza strip and Israel where more than 50 Palestinian nationals lost their lives and thousands injured on 14th of May". Late-night prayers will also be held there, he said.

The high death toll from Israeli fire has led to global condemnations of Israel and calls for an independent investigation.

Friday - when the protests usually peak - will be a key test over whether the current round of unrest will continue on any level. Organisers said the protest would stretch into June.

The bloodiest day for Palestinians in years has created a diplomatic crisis.

PM slates Israel's use of force in Palestine
We are concerned that extremist elements are seeking to hijack legitimate protests to further their own objectives. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said peaceful protests were "being exploited by extremists".

"The protests will continue because they have not achieved their goals yet", said Hazem Qasem.

He said Pakistan believes in a two-state solution of the Palestine dispute and in accordance with the UN resolutions, and that the entire Muslim world is united over this issue.

Israel accuses Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars since 2008, of seeking to use the demonstrations as cover for violence.

Hamas denies Israeli accusations it orchestrated the demonstrations, saying it supports them but that they were organised independently.

Analyst Ahmed Yousef, a former Hamas official, said Gaza activists will shift all activities to the border area for the foreseeable future to keep up the pressure to lift the blockade. Israel's military said those comments proved the protests were not peaceful.

Seattle's Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for PED use
He is making $24 million this season, so the expected almost 50 percent of his 2018 pay is now going away with the suspension. In 39 games this year, the 35-year-old Cano had a slash line of.287/.385/.441, with four home runs and 23 RBIs.

In response to the uproar over his remarks, Bardawil later said in a statement that Israel was "legitimizing the killing of Palestinians just because they are Palestinians or just because they are Hamas, even if they were unarmed and defending their dignity and rights".

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