Seven Palestinians died Friday after being shot by Israeli soldiers along the security fence between Gaza and Israel during violent weekly protests, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
If Israel and Hamas agree on anything at the moment, it is probably that Gaza is as close to another war as it has been since the end of the last one four years ago.
In an unusual episode, four of the Palestinians were fatally shot after crossing the fence and approaching an Israeli sniper’s position.
In a rare interview with an Israeli newspaper, the Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehya Sinwar, sent a message to Israelis that war was in “no one’s interest.”
Six Palestinians have died after being shot Friday by Israeli soldiers along the fence that separates Gaza and Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.