- Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian, Wound More Than 200 at Gaza Border Protest
Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky, https://www.reuters.com/ , 8 Sep 2018
GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed one Palestinian and wounded more than 200 others at a weekly protest on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said. Protesters rolled burning tires and hurled stones toward the Israeli soldiers and the border fence, witnesses said. The Israeli military said that some threw firebombs and a grenade. No Israelis were hurt.
Reuters television footage showed incendiary kites in the air being sent toward Israel. Palestinian health officials said a 17-year-old boy was shot dead by Israeli soldiers and that 210 others were wounded, 45 of them with live fire, including a medic.
An Israeli military statement said soldiers had used riot dispersal means and acted “in accordance with standard operating procedures.” Israeli aircraft also struck two Hamas outposts, the military said.