More than 140 Palestinians wounded in sixth week of clashes with Israeli troops

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A Palestinian woman protester hurls stones towards Israeli forces during clashes along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City on May 4, 2018, on the sixth straight Friday of mass demonstrations calling for the right to return to their historic homelands. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)

It’s the sixth week of violent protests at the Israel-Gaza border. Palestinian authorities have said more than 400 protesters were injured. Israel has said its defending it’s border and is concerned hundreds will try to breach the fence.

Palestinians are demanding a return to their ancestral homelands, and protesting against a crippling Israeli blockade.

CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports from the Gaza border.


Hamoud Salhi discusses the dragging conflict at the Israel-Gaza border

CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke to Hamoud Salhi for insight into the conflict at the Gaza-Israel border. Salhi is a professor of political science at California State University.