The ‘Israeli' occupation regime claimed that the protests near the Gaza fence amount to an act of war, and thus it is right to respond fatally to the demonstrations in which 45 Palestinians were martyred in recent weeks.
The "Israeli" Ha'aretz newspaper cited a regime statement as saying that Tel Aviv sees the ongoing "March of Return" protests as "part of hostile acts by Hamas against Israel."
The statement came in response to a High Court petition filed by human rights groups, declaring that the Zionist regime "opposes the applying of human rights law during an armed conflict."
Gazans have been protesting each Friday at the fence since March 30, demanding the right to return to their homeland.
Earlier on Monday, the "Israeli" Knesset passed a controversial law that allows the prime minister to bypass parliament and declare war or order a major operation on his own after only consulting his minister for military affairs.
Apart from the 45 martyrdoms, more than 5,500 Palestinians have been injured since the Zionist entity began responding to the popular protests with lethal force.
Meanwhile, videos of "Israeli" soldiers celebrating after shooting Palestinian protesters have gone viral around the world and provoked international outrage.
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