Most Killings of Palestinians During Gaza Protests Unintentional, Senior Israeli Officer Says

He says legs are being targeted, but in some cases the protester bent over, a sniper missed or a bullet ricocheted ■ Friday's attempt to breach fence was most violent yet, the officer adds

Amos Harel
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Most of the Israeli army’s killings of Palestinians during the Gaza-border protests have resulted from snipers aiming at demonstrators’ legs, with the killings an unintentional outcome after a protester bent down, a sniper missed, a bullet ricocheted or a similar phenomenon, a senior officer in the Southern Command said.

The Israeli army has killed 44 protesters since March 30; it cites its efforts to prevent a breach of the border fence as Gazans demonstrate in their “March of Return” each Friday.

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