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The Israeli authorities say that human rights laws do not apply to ongoing Palestinian protests along the Gaza Strip's eastern border, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Thursday.
The death of Anas Abu Aser brings the toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since protests and clashes along the Gaza border began on March 30 to 49, with hundreds of others wounded by gunfire. The demonstrators are pressing for a right of return for refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel.
Israel's use of live fire has drawn global criticism.
There are no public regulations that prove the Israeli army adheres to an open-fire policy, however, recent statements by high-ranking officials and recents actions in the Israel-Gaza border was used by these groups as legal basis to challenge the army's rules of engagement.
Anas Shawki Abu Aser was shot east of Gaza City on 27 April, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said, succumbing to his wounds almost a week later.
Gaza is run by the Islamist Hamas movement, which Israel and the West designate a terrorist organization.
More than 2 million people are packed into the narrow coastal enclave, where poverty and unemployment rates are high.
Representatives of Japan, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians held a meeting on the Jordanian banks of the Dead Sea on Sunday night to discuss their "corridor for peace and prosperity" initiative. Efforts by the Trump administration to revive negotiations have shown no sign of progress.
Abe, who visited Israel and the Palestinian territories this week, met with Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem on Wednesday along with a delegation of Japanese businessmen.
Netanyahu said Israel "would love to have [Trump]" attend the ceremony, though it's unclear if the president will be there.
Euro zone manufacturing cools off in April but remains warm
According to the PMI index updated on Wednesday, manufacturing performance increased to 51.6 in April 2018 from 51 in March. Adding to signs that global demand is softening, the new export orders subindex declined for the first time in 17 months.
Two from the Lehigh Valley up for Tony Awards
Aldredge for "Annie"; and in 1990 for "Grand Hotel, The Musical"; and as Best Scenic Designer, in 1989 for "Cafe Crown". The announcement was co-hosted by " Hamilton " alum Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee, now starring in " Waitress ".
North London explosion, there are victims
As soon as a torch was used to light the bonfire, there was an explosion which sent crowds running. London Ambulance Service went to the scene at about 11pm and treated multiple people for burns.
NSYNC receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The star is the 2,636th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The crowd applauded Bass. "This is so surreal", Timberlake said at the ceremony .
Jason Witten retires after 15 seasons
The Dallas Cowboys drafted Witten out of the University of Tennessee in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft (69th pick overall). He is the team's all-time leader in receiving yards with 12,448 and is third all-time on the Cowboy with 68 touchdown catches.