Arab Knesset Members March in Support of Gaza Riots

Palestinian protesters cover during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Thursday, April 5, 2018. An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early on Thursday killed a Palestinian, while a second man died from wounds sustained in last week's mass protest. The fatalities …
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Some 1,500 people took part in a demonstration in the Israeli-Arab town of Sakhnin Saturday in solidarity with the people of the Gaza Strip.

Protesters included Arab Knesset members as well as journalists, the Ynet new site reported. Demonstrators waved Palestinian flags and held pictures of journalist Yasser Murtaja, who was shot and killed during Friday’s “March of Return” in the Strip. Murtaja reportedly died from a gunshot wound he sustained while filming in an area engulfed in thick black smoke caused by protesters setting tires on fire.

…A female protester who did not give her name said the Israeli army’s conduct “is unacceptable and inhumane. What do they expect of a people who have been under blockade for more than nine years, without work or livelihood, without the option of leaving, traveling, living their lives? With power cuts every few hours, in the heat and in the cold.”

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