Palestinians stage protests along border with Israel

PHOTO: Palestinians protesters are pictured during clashes near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City, April 20, 2018. Mohammed Saber/EPA via Shutterstock
Palestinians protesters are pictured during clashes near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City, April 20, 2018.

Four Palestinians were killed Friday amid marches that have been ongoing since late March, according to The Associated Press.

PHOTO: Palestinian women throw stones past smoke plume rising from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border on April 20, 2018. Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images
Palestinian women throw stones past smoke plume rising from burning tires during clashes with Israeli forces across the border on April 20, 2018.
PHOTO: Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded protester during clashes with Israeli forces on April 20, 2018, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images
Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded protester during clashes with Israeli forces on April 20, 2018, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

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The demonstrators are calling for the right for Palestinians and their descendants to return to what is now Israel. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced out of their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel.

PHOTO: A Palestinian medic washes the eyes of a girl with a saline solution during clashes with Israeli forces on April 20, 2018, east of Gaza City, in the southern Gaza Strip. Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images
A Palestinian medic washes the eyes of a girl with a saline solution during clashes with Israeli forces on April 20, 2018, east of Gaza City, in the southern Gaza Strip.
PHOTO: Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas during clashes with Israeli troops along Gazas border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, April 20, 2018. Adel Hana/AP
Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, April 20, 2018.

Photos show protesters amid in heavy plumes of smoke as they burn tires and hurl objects toward Israeli forces near the border.

The protests, led by Hamas, are part of a series that organizers hope will culminate in a mass march on May 15.

PHOTO: Palestinians protesters throw stones during clashes near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City, April 20, 2018. Mohammed Saber/EPA via Shutterstock
Palestinians protesters throw stones during clashes near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City, April 20, 2018.

The Associated Press contributed to the report.