MNA International Desk: Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire and tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, reported news agency.
Israel said it was defending the frontier against crowds that threw stones and burned tyres in an attempt to cross. It said at one location at least two Palestinian militants fired guns at its forces and others had thrown grenades.
The protests tapered off around sunset when many demonstrators left border camps for the evening meal that breaks their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The Palestinians killed on Friday were three adult men and a 15-year-old boy. Of 620 people wounded, 120 were from live fire.
Friday’s deaths bring the total number of Palestinians killed at the Gaza border to 124 since protests there began on 30 March, including 60 people killed in a single day last month.
Israel’s deadly tactics in confronting the protests have drawn international condemnation.