Israel vows tough reaction as Gaza protests resume

Apr 06, 2018, 7:43 AM EDT
(Source: Garry Knight/flickr)
(Source: Garry Knight/flickr)

Fresh clashes erupted along Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday after Israeli forces shot three Palestinian protesters in the legs as the six-week protest campaign, dubbed the Great March of Return, resumed a week after 16 people were killed in a similar unrest.

Despite a storm of global criticism, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the country’s forces will adhere to their open-fire policy against any provocation at the border, notes Al Jazeera.

Hamas, which has announced it will pay $3,000 to the families of the protesters killed by Israeli troops, rejected the allegations that it is inciting violence, adding the group is protesting "side by side" with other Palestinians, writes the BBC.