Slain Gaza reporter was Hamas militant

Slain Gaza reporter was Hamas militant

Israel says it is acting to protect its military infrastructure, its border and its citizens from any breach and to prevent Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, from using the protests as a cover to carry out armed attacks.

Lieberman provided no evidence to support his allegations. She said that a letter of agreement for an $11,700 grant for equipment and technical assistance had been signed with Ain Media but was in its "early stages". Rushdi Farraj, Murtaja's business partner, said the grant was awarded to establish a graphics department under USAID's "Compete" project, which helps develop the Palestinian private sector.

Israel has fought three wars with Hamas since 2008 and says the blockade of Gaza is necessary to isolate the Islamist movement.

Murtaja's funeral was attended by Hamas's leader Ismail Haniya.

The border fence between the Palestinian enclave and Israel has become the backdrop of mass Gaza demonstrations that lead to deadly clashes.

Instead, the cleric said that Hamas was deliberately using Gazans as human shields, a war crime under global law, for political gains.

Also Tuesday, Israel released the results of an investigation into video footage in which soldiers are heard cheering as a sniper shoots a Palestinian along the border.

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The distressing video, which has been subtitled by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, was apparently recorded through binoculars or a gun scope, and captures the soldier who recorded it shouting as the protester is hit, "Yes! Of course I filmed it", a soldier can be heard saying in Hebrew immediately after the shooting.

The IDF said the sniper followed protocol, firing one bullet after the Palestinian man ignored warnings and orders to stop. "It was captured during the events of the past two weeks".

A Hamas statement said Liberman's comments were contrary to the "facts on the ground" given that Murtaja was not filming with a drone Friday.

The latest alarming video, making the rounds on Monday, appears to show a Palestinian man standing still on the Gaza side of the security fence that divides the territory from Israel.

"Judging soldiers because they are not expressing themselves elegantly while they are defending our borders is not serious", Bennett told army radio.

In a statement on Monday, Ayman Odeh-leader of the Joint List, an alliance of four predominantly Arab parties in Israel's parliament-called the latest video of Israeli soldiers massacring a civilian "horrifying" and said "the soldier who shot should be prosecuted, but whoever gave the order to shoot unarmed demonstrators is the truly unsafe one". Last week, officials estimated there were some 30,000 Gazans participating.

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