Fifteen Palestinians were killed and more than 750 were wounded by Israeli troops Friday during a march to the border of Israel and the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
It was the deadliest day Gaza has seen since the 2014 cross-border war between Israel and Hamas.
Friday marked the first day of what Hamas organizers have said will be six weeks of daily protests against Israel's border blockade.
Protest organizers say they aim to bring attention to Palestinian demands for a right of return to what is now Israel. A large majority of Gaza's 2 million people are descendants of Palestinians who fled or were driven from their homes in the 1948 Mideast war over Israel's creation.
The right of return demands that relatives of refugees who lost their homes in 1948 be able to regain their property.
The Israeli military accused Palestinian militants of using the cover of protests to carry out attacks. It said thousands of Palestinians threw rocks and rolled burning tires toward Israeli soldiers on the other side of the border fence. It also said that in one incident, Palestinian gunmen fired towards Israeli soldiers.
The large turnout of flag-waving marchers in the dangerous border zone demonstrates Hamas' organizing skills. But it also demonstrates Gaza residents' growing dissatisfaction after a decade-old border closure. Life in Gaza has worsened in recent months, with rising unemployment, poverty and daily electrical shortages.
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1.bring attention to 注意到
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2.aim to do sth 打算做某事，以做某事为目标
I don't aim to hurt you.
3.carry out 执行，实行，贯彻
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4.demand for... 对……的需求
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5.The right of return demands that relatives of refugees who lost their homes in 1948 be able to regain their property.
be able to do sth 有能力做某事
I know someone who should be able to fix you up.
If the situation demands,he must be able to attend the meeting.
6.Fifteen Palestinians were killed and more than 750 were wounded by Israeli troops Friday
more than 超过，多于
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They captured more than ten thousand prisoners and large quantities of arms in that campaign.
哈马斯的组织者表示，以色列的边境封锁会导致为期6周的抗议，每天都不会停歇 。而周五就是正是针对边境封锁抗议的第一天 。
抗议的组织者们表示，他们是想让大家注意到巴勒斯坦人要求的回归权，也就是回归到现在的以色列国土 。加沙的200万人口中，大部分都是巴勒斯坦人的后裔 。当时这些巴勒斯坦人因为以色列1948年建国而导致的中东战争而主动或被迫地离开家乡 。
以色列军方指责巴勒斯坦激进分子用抗议的方式作掩护来实施袭击 。以色列军方还表示，上千名巴勒斯坦人对边境围栏另一边的以色列士兵扔石头和烧着的轮胎 。以色列军方还称，在一起事件中，巴勒斯坦枪手还对以色列士兵开枪 。
巴以危险边境区出现了大量挥舞着旗帜的抗议示威者，这表明哈马斯有极强的组织能力 。不过，这同时也表明加沙民众在经历了十年之久的边境封锁后，不满情绪愈发严重 。近几个月来，加沙形势急转直下，失业率上升，贫困和电力紧缺也围绕着他们 。
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