50 of Dead in Gaza Protests Were Hamas Activists, Says Senior Hamas Official
Fifty of the 62 Palestinians reported killed during Monday's bloody protests along the Gaza border were Hamas activists, said a senior Hamas official on Wednesday.
Israel Defense Forces spokesperson for Arab media tweeted a video of senior Hamas official Dr. Salah Albardawil in which he claims 50 of the approximately 60 dead in protests along the Israel-Gaza border Monday were members of Hamas.
On Tuesday, Israeli security forces said that at least 24 out of the 62 Palestinians killed during Monday's protests on the Gaza border were militants – most of them members of Hamas and some of Islamic Jihad.
Also on Tuesday, Gaza health officials cast doubt on initial claims that a nine-month-old baby died from Israeli tear gas fired during mass protests on the Gaza border with Israel.