Dozens of Palestinians Wounded in Gaza Border Protest

Fully 21 paragraphs of the article are about the unsafe kites, as are all three photos in both the online and print editions.

Also Friday, two IDF drones sent to observe the protests crashed on the Palestinian side of the border, with Palestinian media outlets claiming they were downed by protesters.

Let's see how a less biased news outlet covered yesterday's demonstrations.

Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinians who thronged the Gaza-Israel frontier and rampaged at a border terminal on Friday as part of a long-running protest, injuring about 1,100 people.

Since the protests began on March 30, at least 41 Palestinians in the coastal enclave have been killed by Israeli forces and more than 7,000 wounded.

A 32-year-old man wearing a camouflage hat with his face masked, a traditional keffiyeh scarf around his neck, said they hoped to fly around 50 kites.

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The Israeli Army has faced criticism over using live fire against the protesters and in its defence, it said the action was being taken only when the protesters reached the limits. Four prominent Israeli human rights groups petitioned the High Court of Justice last Sunday demanding that the court order the state to revoke the rules of engagement that permit shooting demonstrators who pose no danger to human life.

Israeli officials have denied the allegation. But somehow Times reporters did not visit to inspect this "heavy damage", and where are the photos of these allegedly blazing wheat fields? Of these, more than 40 people were shot and wounded.

Since the rallies began on March 30, at least 47 Palestinian demonstrators - including five children - have been killed, according to ministry figures. When "violent riots" erupted in five locations, it said troops responded with "riot dispersal means" and live fire. "This is self-defense".

About the victims of clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military are not reported.

The weekly marches also press for a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel.

  • Sonia Alvarado