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Gaza toll reaches 18, Israel rejects excessive force claims

“The Palestinian death toll in last week’s mass protest on the Gaza-Israel border rose to 18 on Monday, officials said, as Israel rejected allegations of unlawful use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday hinted at an escalation, saying last Friday’s protests had a ‘limit,’ but that ‘next time, we won’t know where that line would be.’ Israel accused the Islamic militant Hamas of trying to attack its border under the guise of protests. Officials said Israel has a right to defend its border, and that troops were instructed to target what the army described as the ‘main instigators.’”

Source: Gaza toll reaches 18, Israel rejects excessive force claims – The Washington Post

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