Israel fires on Palestinians launching arson balloons


An Israeli air force fighter killed three Palestinian boys yesterday, intent on reaching the security fence erected by the government to defend the borders. According to the IDF, it struck three Palestinians who were attempting to place an explosive device near the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip.

Alon Schvartzer, director of Policy for Im Tirtzu, said that they arrived to show solidarity with the people of the south.

The activists formed a line to stop dozens of trucks from delivering supplies into Gaza in protest of the continuous rocket fire on the south.

According to the palestinian Centre for Human rights, they were between the ages of 14 to 15 years.

Ibrahim al-Satari, the father of 13-year-old Mohammed, said he couldn't understand it. It said paramedics who retrieved the bodies on the Gazan side of the fence "confirmed that the children did not have anything [weapons]". "These are small children", he said.

The Palestine Authority (PA) called on the worldwide community and the United Nations human rights organizations to immediately take global legal action and hold Israel accountable after committing a crime that resulted in the killing of three children near Gaza Strip border.

Rights groups have branded open-fire orders as unlawful, saying they effectively permit soldiers to use potentially lethal force against unarmed protesters.

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008 and the recent unrest has sparked fears of a fourth.

A Palestinian has died two days after suffering gunshot wounds during protests on the Israel-Gaza border, the health ministry in the besieged enclave said on Sunday.

More than 160 Palestinians were killed in the protests since March.