Flames and Terror as Gaza Strip Mourns Casualties

Published April 22nd, 2018 - 10:31 GMT

The Israeli army appears to be using new weapons-- including exploding bullets and mysterious gases--against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza Strip’s eastern border. 

Israeli army gunfire killed a 15-year-old boy and two young men, aged 24 and 25, in northern Gaza, rescue workers said, and a 29-year-old Palestinian was shot dead in the south of the coastal enclave, as thousands protested along the border with Israel in a fourth straight Friday of mass demonstrations and clashes.

Palestinianian protester runs for cover amidst the fumes from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return -- meaning Palestinian refugees being allowed to go back to the land they fled or were expelled from during the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation -- near the border with Israel, east of Gaza City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 20, 2018. 

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A relative of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border during protests, mourns while looking out of a balcony in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018.
SAID KHATIB / AFP

A relative of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border during protests, mourns while looking out of a balcony in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Mourners carry the body of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha who was killed during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, as they walk in a funerary procession in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018. 
(SAID KHATIB / AFP)

Mourners carry the body of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha who was killed during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, as they walk in a funerary procession in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018. (SAID KHATIB / AFP)

Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Ibrahim Ayoub, who was shot and killed by Israeli security forces during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, pray over his body during his funeral in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip on April 20, 2018. (STRINGER / AFP)

Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Ibrahim Ayoub, who was shot and killed by Israeli security forces during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, pray over his body during his funeral in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip on April 20, 2018. (STRINGER / AFP)

A Palestinian slings a shot by burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return.
(MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)

A Palestinian slings a shot by burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)

A Palestinian protester runs for cover amidst the fumes from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return.
(MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)

A Palestinian protester runs for cover amidst the fumes from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)

A relative of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border during protests, mourns while looking out of a balcony in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018.
SAID KHATIB / AFP
Mourners carry the body of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha who was killed during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, as they walk in a funerary procession in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018. 
(SAID KHATIB / AFP)
Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Ibrahim Ayoub, who was shot and killed by Israeli security forces during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, pray over his body during his funeral in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip on April 20, 2018. (STRINGER / AFP)
A Palestinian slings a shot by burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return.
(MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
A Palestinian protester runs for cover amidst the fumes from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return.
(MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
A relative of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border during protests, mourns while looking out of a balcony in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018.
SAID KHATIB / AFP
A relative of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border during protests, mourns while looking out of a balcony in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018. SAID KHATIB / AFP
Mourners carry the body of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha who was killed during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, as they walk in a funerary procession in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018. 
(SAID KHATIB / AFP)
Mourners carry the body of 29-year-old Saadi Abu Taha who was killed during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, as they walk in a funerary procession in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza strip on Apr. 21, 2018. (SAID KHATIB / AFP)
Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Ibrahim Ayoub, who was shot and killed by Israeli security forces during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, pray over his body during his funeral in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip on April 20, 2018. (STRINGER / AFP)
Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Ibrahim Ayoub, who was shot and killed by Israeli security forces during clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, pray over his body during his funeral in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip on April 20, 2018. (STRINGER / AFP)
A Palestinian slings a shot by burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return.
(MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
A Palestinian slings a shot by burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
A Palestinian protester runs for cover amidst the fumes from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return.
(MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
A Palestinian protester runs for cover amidst the fumes from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border, following a demonstration calling for the right to return. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)