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Palestinians Clash With Israeli Troops for Second Week in Gaza

  • Nine Palestinians killed as 20,000 people protest near fence
  • Protesters burn mounds of tires to obscure snipers’ vision

At least nine Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip as thousands protested near the border with Israel for a second straight week and the U.S. blocked a UN resolution calling for an independent investigation into the violence.

Hamas, the militant group that rules the impoverished coastal strip, called on protesters to turn out Friday in larger numbers than last week, when Israeli forces shot dead 16 Palestinians in Gaza’s bloodiest day since a 2014 war.