Israeli forces kill five Palestinian protesters in Gaza, one in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces killed on Friday five Palestinian peaceful protesters in Gaza Strip, one in occupied West Bank and wounded 180 others, medical sources said.

Spokesman of the ministry of health in the Gaza Strip said that the Israeli occupation forces fired live ammunition at the Palestinian protesters.

The spokesman said that the lethal use of power by the Israeli occupation snipers also wounded 171 protesters, including nine suffered critical wounds.

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According to them ministry of health, the protesters who were killed were identified as Mohammad abdel-Nabi, 27, Nassar abu-Tayyim, 22, Ahmed abu-Lubda, 22, Ayesh Shaat, 23, and Jaber abu-Hamisah, 25.

Meanwhile, local Palestinian sources said that the Israeli occupation forces shot dead one Palestinian protester in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and wounded nine others.

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The sources also said that the Israeli occupation also wounded nine other protesters in Ramallah during a protest that included a number of foreign activists.

Palestinians in Gaza have been protesting against the Israeli occupation since March 30, calling for lifting the 12-year-old Israeli siege and reinforcing the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland where they were forcibly expelled by the Zionists in 1948.