Screenshot of video for Palestinian woman shot by Israeli Sniper - Maan News Agency
CAIRO – 8 April 2018: The Palestinian Maan News Agency published Sunday a video for a Palestinian woman reportedly shot by an Israeli sniper in Eastern Gaza.
The woman appeared moving towards the Israel-Gaza barrier waving the Palestinian flag when a fire shot was heard and she fell on the ground. Dozens of protestors were seen running towards the woman to rescue her.
The Palestinian news agency quoted Knesset Palestinian member Ahmed el-Teiby, who described the scene as “terrorism”. Teiby and other Palestinian members of the Knesset have also called for opening a probe into the killing of photojournalist Yasser Mortagy and the injury of other photographers during the protests of the “Great March of Return”.
CAIRO - 8 April 2018: The "Great March of Return" in Gaza strip revived the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as tens of Palestinian youth were killed and thousands were injured by the Israeli occupation forces that used various types of gases and bullets to disperse them.
The Palestinians staged a protest on March 30 which comes on the occasion of the Land Day (an annual day of commemoration of the 1976 events) to demand the activation of the "right of return" to Palestinian refugees, who left their homes in 1948, and lift the siege the Israeli occupation has placed on the Gaza Strip.
Around 16 Palestinians were killed and hundred others injured during the clashes with Israeli occupation forces near the eastern borders between the Gaza Strip and Israel. It marks the conflict's most violent day since the 2014 Gaza war.
The “Great March of Return” in Gaza strip revived the Israeli–Palestinian conflict as tens of Palestinian youth were killed and thousands were injured by the Israeli occupation forces that used various types of gases and bullets to disperse them.
International condemnation on killing Palestinian civilians
The Security Council condemned in an emergency meeting the killing of civilians in Gaza during "a peaceful protest".
Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, United Nations assistant secretary-general for political affairs, briefed the council on the situation; he said “what had begun early in the day as a demonstration had devolved into violence at several locations across Gaza, resulting in more than 15 deaths and 1,000 injuries of civilians, with some reportedly coming from live ammunition that had been used by the Israeli security forces,” according to Middle East News Agency.
France also called Israel last Sunday to show restraint following its military response to Palestinian protests on the Gaza-Israel border.
"France reminds the Israeli authorities of their duty to protect civilians and urges them to show the greatest restraint," a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said in a statement according to Reuters.
Moreover, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stated that he doesn't believe the official response from Israeli authorities that they were facing "violent terror demonstrations" in Gaza; CNN reported on Sunday.