Palestinian shot dead in Gaza clashes: Ministry

Relatives of 15-year-old Othman Hilles, mourn during his funeral in the family home in Gaza City, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (File Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Palestinian shot dead in Gaza clashes: Ministry

  • Sari Al-Shobaki had been transferred to Jerusalem for treatment after being shot several days ago east of Gaza City
  • At least 144 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests and clashes broke out along the border on March 30

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian has died days after being shot by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave’s health ministry said Tuesday.
Sari Al-Shobaki had been transferred to Jerusalem for treatment after being shot several days ago east of Gaza City, the ministry in the Hamas-run territory said.
A ministry spokesman said the 23-year-old died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem.
There was no immediate confirmation from the hospital.
At least 144 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests and clashes broke out along the border on March 30.
No Israelis have been killed.
Israel says its use of live fire is necessary to defend its borders and stop infiltrations.
Critics accuse it of disproportionate force against protesters.


French military to continue fight against Daesh in Levant: Macron

Updated 21 min 17 sec ago
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French military to continue fight against Daesh in Levant: Macron

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the death of four Americans in Syria this week showed that the battle against Daesh militants would continue and he vowed that France would keep its troops in the region this year.
"The announced withdrawal of our American ally should not deflect us from our strategic objective to eradicate Daesh", Macron said in a speech in Toulouse to the armed forces.
Citing the death of 16 people, including four Americans, in a suicide bombing in Manbij, Syria, near the border with Turkey, Macron said the next few months would be decisive.
"We will remain militarily engaged in the Levant in the international coalition (...) over the coming year," he said.