IDF shoots at 3 Palestinians who breached Gaza fence, driving them back

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But rights groups have harshly criticised Israeli soldiers' actions, and Palestinians say protesters are being shot while posing no threat to troops.

"The killing and wounding of yet more unarmed Palestinian protesters yesterday by Israeli forces in Gaza is an outrage".

The Israeli military on Sunday said it located two improvised explosive devices next to the Gaza-Israel border, which it said were planted by three militants seen penetrating the perimeter fence earlier in the day.

"France calls on the authorities concerned to exercise the utmost restraint and stresses that the use of force must be proportionate, in accordance with worldwide humanitarian law to prevent further victims", the statement added.

At the very least two Palestinians had been shot dead from weekend protests across the Gaza boundary.

He was covering protests to the east of Khan Younis in the south of Gaza when he was hit, according to the health ministry.

Palestine solidarity and anti-Israeli protest rallies were also waged in major Canadian city of Vancouver, where hundreds of protesters marched for hours across the city center, waving signs and shouting slogans condemning Israeli atrocities against Palestinian protesters and calling for a free Palestine.

It is unclear if there were any casualties among the Palestinians. He died of his injuries in a hospital on Saturday.

The Israel Defense Forces denied reports that the suspects had shot at Israeli equipment or troops.

The Palestinian, armed with a screwdriver, was shot by a civilian who was at the scene.

The UN stated: "In the context of a military occupation, as is the case in Gaza, the unjustified and unlawful recourse to firearms by law enforcement resulting in death may amount to a wilful killing, a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention". Meanwhile, the ministry reported that 1,070 protesters were injured on Friday.

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that Israel's firing on the Gazans "raises serious questions about the proportionate use of force which must be addressed".

It remains to be seen if the European Union, which brands itself as a champion of human rights, will consider this Friday's death toll to be more "proportional" than last week.

At one point on Friday, Israeli forces fired tear gas inside the encampment, briefly sending people fleeing.

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