Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes

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The Israeli forces killed last night three Palestinian children to the east of Khan Younes in the southern besieged Gaza Strip under the pretext of attempting to sabotage the border fence.

Since March, Gaza witnesses protest every Friday because of Israel's unwillingness to accept the Palestinians' Right to Return, a United Nations recognized right for families and children of more than 750,000 Palestinians who left their homes, towns, and cities in 1948 when Israel was founded.

The National Committee for Breaking the Siege, which organized the naval march, said that the "naval marches will continue until Palestinians in Gaza achieve their goals".

A preliminary probe by the Israeli army concluded that Israeli soldiers did not fire directly at the Palestinian medic. "The ICC is requested to launch an immediate investigation into this crime", it added.

They also demand an end to Israel's 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave's economy and deprived its 2 million inhabitants of many basic commodities.

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He said that dozens injured by gunfire and others suffered suffocation after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinians demonstrating on the beach.

Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch director in Israel and the Palestinian territories, said the killing of the boys appeared to be a violation of human rights law.

The rocket attacks followed the death of four Palestinians participating in a protest along Gaza's perimeter fence with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he welcomes mediation from the United Nations and Egypt to prevent a humanitarian collapse in the Gaza Strip, Israeli media said Tuesday.

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