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Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

AP  |  Gaza City 

Palestinian health officials say Israeli forces have shot dead six Palestinians, four of them in a single incident, in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating and

said Friday that four were killed in one location, where the said it opened fire on a crowed of Palestinians who breached the fence and approached an post. No Israeli troops were harmed, the added.

Two other Palestinians were killed in other protest locations, the ministry said, adding that at least 140 Palestinians were wounded by live bullets.

Since March, has orchestrated near-weekly protests along the fence.

The said 14,000 Palestinians thronged the border fence areas Friday.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 12:20 IST