Palestinians killed by Israeli fire

Four killed and one missing after Israeli navy patrol opens fire off Gaza coast.

    'Gunshots to head'

    Four bodies were retrieved and taken to a hospital in central Gaza, two of the dead had suffered multiple gunshots to the head, Moawiya Hassanain, a Palestinian health official, said.

    The incident came a week after nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed in a clash with naval commandos as their vessel tried to reach Gaza.

    Israel has been enforcing a blockade of Gaza since 2007, when Hamas seized the territory.

    The closure also includes a maritime blockade that was highlighted in recent days when Gaza-bound aid ships were intercepted by the Israeli navy.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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