Israeli forces kill at least six Palestinians in Gaza

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Israeli forces have killed at least six Palestinians during protests along Gaza's border, according to a spokesman for Gaza's Health Ministry.

Four Palestinians were killed along the fence east of Al-Bureij in the centre of the Gaza Strip, while one died east of Gaza City, Dr Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman for the health ministry, said.

Thousands of Palestinians marched on Friday after convening at five locations along the fence, with Israeli troops responding from across the barrier with tear gas and gunfire.

Tankers of diesel fuel, funded by Qatar, had entered Gaza over the last few days, as part of an attempt to improve humanitarian conditions in Gaza, which has only a few hours of electricity a day.

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw a rock at Israeli forces along the Israel-Gaza border east of Gaza city on October 12, 2018.

The gruesome murder on two Israeli Jews at the Barkan Industrial Park near the town of Ariel in Samaria on Sunday was apparently planned.

"The assailants were killed", it said, without giving a number.

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The Israeli army said approximately 14,000 "rioters and demonstrators" had gathered at various sites along the border.

It said they planted an "explosive device" there, which blew up and "set the security fence on fire".

Israel said its troops had shot a group who broke through the fence with a bomb and attacked an army post.

On Friday, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced suspending fuel delivery to Gaza in response to the protests, Haaretz reported.

Palestinian mourners across the Gaza Strip have held funerals for seven protesters killed a day earlier.

The protests are a continuation of what Gazans dubbed the "March of Return", a series of protests that began in late-March, aimed at highlighting the right claimed by Palestinians to return to homes and villages lost seven decades ago in the war that accompanied the founding of the state of Israel.

Hamas, the de facto governing authority in the Gaza strip, has orchestrated near-weekly protests along the border, pressing for an end to a stifling Israel-Egyptian blockade.

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