Israeli And Palestinian Perspectives On Israel’s Killing Of Gaza Protesters

Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near the border, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near the border, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Adel Hana / AP Photo
Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near the border, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near the border, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Adel Hana / AP Photo

Israeli And Palestinian Perspectives On Israel’s Killing Of Gaza Protesters

Israeli soldiers shot and killed almost 60 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border Monday, including six children, according to estimates by the Gaza Health Ministry. More than 2,700 protesters were injured. The Israeli military reported its first injury since the protests began. One soldier was lightly wounded and hospitalized, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

We get opposing perspectives on the protests. Aviv Ezra is Israel’s consul general to the Midwest. Ali Abunimah is a journalist and historian. He’s co-founder and executive director of the news website The Electronic Intifada. Abunimah is author of the book The Battle for Justice in Palestine and One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.