Israel to deduct from Palestinian funds for arson damages

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East chief Pierre Krahenbuhl told reporters in Gaza that the territory is facing a major human and health care disaster due to the high numbers of injured Palestinians by Israeli fire during the border rallies.

According to Israel, the Gazan practice of "agriculture terrorism", using kites with burning objects attached to them in order to set Israeli fields and property on fire, has caused considerable damage to farmers.

Israel announced plans to deduct from tax funds it collects for the Palestinians to compensate Israelis living near the Gaza Strip who have fallen victim to a wave of arson attacks.

These latest events occurred amid the daily violence on the Israel-Gaza border, orchestrated by Hamas, the Islamic terror group that rules the Strip and calls for Israel's destruction.

The match would be "taking place while Israel implements a criminal shoot-to-kill-or-maim policy against peaceful Palestinian protesters in Gaza", PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, stated.

The IDF, in response, used tear gas and live fire against the demonstrators, reportedly killing a 21-year-old female paramedic, Razan Najjar.

No Israelis have been killed.

The demonstrations and violence peaked on May 14 when at least 61 Palestinians were killed in clashes as tens of thousands of Gazans protested the U.S. transfer of its embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem the same day. "It's a shameful side that the United States chose to take".

Israel withdrew its troops and settlers from Gaza in 2005, but citing security concerns, maintains tight control of its land and sea borders, which has reduced Gaza's economy to a state of collapse.

Since April, tens of thousands of people have protested the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza and have demanded the right to return to land that now sits inside Israel.

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