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Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid

10 June 2018

He was also shot and injured by Israeli army fire several times when the soldiers were trying to abduct him, and the army abducted his brother to pressure him into turning himself in to the army.

A preliminary investigation by the Israeli occupation army, published on Tuesday, claimed that the paramedic Razan al-Najjar did not die from "a direct bullet fired at her" but rather was shot by accident.

A senior officer said Thursday that soldiers and volunteers have downed over 500 fire kites using drone technology, with hundreds expected to be launched Friday amid a massive planned protest by Palestinians at the border.

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The protests have seen thousands gather to demand the right of return to their families' lost homes or lands, now in Israel.

The protests at Israel's border so far peaked on May 15, when some 40,000 Gazans protested along the fence and violent clashes took place between troops and Palestinians.

"Settlement construction is a significant barrier to achieving this goal, as are terrorism, incitement to violence, and the refusal by some to acknowledge Israel's right to exist", he added. Following the demonstrations, organizers said Naksa Day - which commemorates the Arab loss in the 1967 Six Day War and is marked on June 5 - would be the next large protest.

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Over 115 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire during near-weekly demonstrations. In recent weeks, Israel has struggled with a new phenomenon of flaming kites flown over the border into Israel.

Palestinian medics said that at least 120 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the popular return marches on the borders between the Gaza Strip and Israel on March 30, with nearly daily clashes on the border.

In addition, 20 Palestinians from Salfit, eight from Jericho and 29 from the Gaza Strip were detained.

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It said a resident of a Palestinian refugee camp in east Jerusalem was among those in custody for his involvement in the plot, orchestrated from Syria, to harm Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Iran has marked al-Quds Day since the start of its 1979 Islamic revolution.

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid