GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- (updated 16:00 GMT] Six Palestinians were killed and 19 others injured as Israeli military forces opened fire at a demonstration by the border fence east of Gaza City, medics said. Medical sources told Ma'an that Hammoud Hisham Muhsen, Ahmad al-Harbawi, Abed al-Wahidi, and Hussam Dawla were shot and killed during the clashes east of the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood east of Gaza City. At least 19 other Palestinians were injured.
An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an that 200 Palestinians approached the security fence and hurled rocks and rolled burning tires at Israeli forces.
Israeli forces responded with live fire towards the "main instigators," she said, confirming five direct hits.
The deaths in Gaza come amid renewed violence in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday.
In the Israeli city of Dimona, an Israeli teenager stabbed four Palestinian Bedouins who worked for the local municipality, seriously injuring two. more