INTERNATIONAL

Israeli Troops Martyr 4 Palestinians

Four Palestinians were martyred in Israeli troops' firing near Gaza border today.

The military said the men were armed with assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and hand grenades.

No casualties were reported in Israeli ranks.

There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials in Gaza or from militant groups in the territory.

Palestinian demonstrations at the Gaza border demanding the lifting of Israel's more than decade-old blockade have often led to violence and a deadly response from the Israeli army.

At least 301 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza or the border area since March 2018, the majority during the demonstrations.