Hundreds Gather to Mourn Palestinian Woman Killed By Israeli Fire
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Hundreds of Palestinians gathered Saturday for the funeral of a woman killed by Israeli forces at a protest near the perimeter fence, this year's first fatality from the weekly mass demonstrations, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Amal al-Taramsi, a 43-year-old activist who had regularly attended the protests, was shot the day before.

According to Al-Mezan, a Palestinian human rights group, Taramsi was around 200 meters from the fence when she was shot in the head.

Of the 186 Palestinians killed since the protests were launched last spring, only three were women.

The Israelis "should leave our lands and let us alone to live in freedom," Amal's mother, Halima, said as she sobbed near the corner of her home.

She also urged Palestinian factions to unite against Israel and US President Donald Trump.

Israeli forces have shot and wounded thousands of Palestinians since protests began, AP reported.

A number of fellow protesters attended Saturday's funeral in wheelchairs or walking with crutches.



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