The toll keeps mounting, about 50 Palestinians near death, according to health officials. Gazans demonstrated against 11 years of suffocating/illegal blockade – the world community doing nothing to end it.
For weeks, Israel responded to demonstrators with overwhelming bloodshed, despite facing no threat.
Six human rights groups – Adalah, Al Mezan, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) Gisha, Hamoked, and Yesh Din – sued Israel for using lethal force against peacefully demonstrating Gazans.
Israel's High Court of Justice heard the case in late April – plaintiffs challenging the IDF's open-fire rules of engagement, calling for it to be struck down as unlawful.
Representing Adalah, attorney Suhad Bishara said "(t)he great majority of those shot were at a distance from the (border). There (was) systematic use of lethal fire with no justification."