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Palestinians stream to Gaza tent camps for mass protests

AP  |  Gaza City 

- Palestinians are streaming to tent camps along Gaza's border with for the third of what are to be weekly mass protests until mid-May.

The marches are organised by Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas, but turnout is also being driven by desperation among the territory's 2 million residents.

Marchers protest against a decade-old blockade and assert what they say is a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees to what is now

In two weeks, 34 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, including 27 during protests. alleges is using protests as a cover for attacks. Rights groups say military's open-fire orders are unlawful.

Today, hundreds flocked to one of five camps near City, stepping on a large Israeli flag laid out on the ground at the entrance.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 14:30 IST
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