BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 P.M.) – Four Palestinians were killed as the Israeli military carried out airstrikes against the Gaza Strip on Saturday. Three of the Palestinians were killed in the airstrikes with a fourth shot by Israeli snipers during a protest at the Gaza border.
According to the Israeli military, over 60 targets were struck, including 15 alleged Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip with an additional 25 in Khan Yunis.
According to the Israeli military, the airstrikes were carried out after an Israeli soldier was shot dead by a Palestinian sniper along the border. Following the airstrikes, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum announced that a ceasefire had been agreed between Israel and Hamas.
The series of protests known as the ‘March of Return’ were launched along the Gaza-Israel border on March 30 to demand the right for people to return to their pre-1948 homes. Since March 30, the Israeli military has killed over 140 Palestinians and wounded over 16,000.
Mandatory Credit: Israeli Defence Forces