Protests on Gaza-Israel fence resume after three week pause

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Thousands of Palestinians have gathered along Israel’s fortified border fence with Gaza as regular protests resume after a three-week pause.

Gaza’s health ministry said Friday four Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire during the restrained demonstrations at several sections of the frontier.


The territory’s Hamas rulers had put the weekly marches on hold since mid-November following a short round of cross-border fighting with Israel.

The fighting, the worst in months, was sparked by an Israeli targeted killing of a senior commander from Islamic Jihad.

The protests resumed as leaders from Hamas and Islamic Jihad are in Cairo, talking with Egyptian mediators about cementing a cease-fire with Israel that is expected to ease Gaza’s 12-year-old blockade.

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