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Meretz leader decries IDF use of live fire in Gaza, calls for ceasefire

Meretz leader Tamar Zandberg decries the army’s use of live fire to disperse Palestinian protesters clashing with Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border.

“We are following the events in Gaza with concern and calling for an immediate ceasefire,” Zandberg says in a statement. “The Palestinians have a right to demonstrate.”

“The army has the right to use riot control measures to prevent [cross-border] infiltrations and damage to the fence, but it must not use live ammunition against unarmed demonstrators and or to kill innocent civilians,” she adds.

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