Death toll rises to 33 amid mass protests in Gaza

Shocking video shows Israeli soldiers celebrating shooting unarmed Palestinian

Video shows Israeli sniper shooting Palestinian

A Hamas fighter was killed and another wounded following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza.

In all, 31 Palestinians have been killed in violence in Gaza since an initial protest was held at the border fence on March 30, according to a CNN count based on the Palestinian Health Ministry figures.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered at five main sites along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on the past two Fridays in what has been dubbed the "Great March of Return".

Such is life as the world's only Jewish state - with Hamas and other terrorist groups across its border in Gaza; with the more unsafe Hezbollah across its northern border in Lebanon; with terrorists roaming the Sinai; and with Hezbollah and Shi'a militias implanted amid the chaos of Syria.

Defense analysts cited by the Times say that Hamas has been forced to use the confusion of demonstrations to hide attacks against the border due Israel's development of effective countermeasures.

Israel has responded with snipers firing live ammunition, as well as tank shelling and airstrikes.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists have documented 17 confirmed instances of journalists killed in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1992. There have been no Israeli casualties.

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At least 32 Palestinians have been martyred since the anti-occupation protests began.

More mass protests are planned for April 13. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said in an interview on CNN. But no gunmen were visible at the ceremony, as is common when members of militant groups are buried. And how long will Israel's Netanyahu tolerate internal criticism? Serraj, Murtaja's colleague and co-founder of local media production company Ain Media, said Yaser Murtaja was a professional photojournalist who had worked with global media outlets, and that their company only bought its drone in 2015 - and did not have it back in 2011, as the defense minister appeared to suggest.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the European Union and others have called for an independent investigation into the deaths.

Israel has rejected calls for a probe and insists its open-fire rules for Gaza will not change.

Remarking on the video on Tuesday, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "The Gaza sniper deserves a decoration, and the photographer a demerit".

What are they calling for? . In an Orwellian twist, he termed the "March of Return" a "peaceful, civilized, and popular march".

On Tuesday the deeply divided Council failed to pass a resolution to launch or support a probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons Saturday in Douma, near Damascus, despite three separate votes on rival proposals from the United States and Russian Federation. Readers could conclude from the headline that Murtaja covered the protests and then went home and died of natural causes.

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