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Israel’s open-fire rules on Gaza border challenged in court

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A pro-Palestinian protester throws a bottle at police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip, which had been banned by police, in Paris, July 19, 2014. Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in Paris on Saturday as they defied a ban on a planned rally against violence in the Gaza strip. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT POLITICS)

JERUSALEM, May 01 — Israeli and Palestinian rights groups went to Israel’s Supreme Court today in a bid to stop the army’s use of lethal force against Palestinians during protests and clashes on the Gaza border.

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Forty-eight Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire on the frontier since the start of protests that organisers have dubbed the Great March of Return on March 30, with more than 1,500 wounded.

No Israelis have been hurt.

The army has accused Hamas, the Islamist group that runs Gaza and has fought three wars with Israel since 2008, of seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out attacks.

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