The #GreatReturnMarch, week 29: a deadly Friday in Tweets

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Israeli soldiers killed at least seven Palestinians and injured 252 more, Palestinian ministry of health spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra said, in one of the two deadliest Friday protests since the Great March of Return peaked with Israel’s killings of over 60 on May 14.

Two weeks ago, Israeli troops similarly killed gunned down seven Palestinians, while injuring 506, al-Qidra reported at the time, in a noted escalation of the March.

Today’s deaths included Ahmed Ahmed Abullah Abu Na’im, a 17-year-old boy from al-Nuseirat refugee camp, killed with a live bullet to his chest in eastern al-Buraij refugee camp.

Mosheer Amer, an administrator at the Islamic University of Gaza, said that many expected today’s deaths to rise to eleven due to severe injuries sustained by others.

After the demonstration, Israeli mlitary affairs minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered a halt in the deliver of fuel to the Gaza Strip in response to what he called “terror and violence.”

Here are the day’s events as they unfolded on Twitter.

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