According to the Gaza health ministry, Osama Khaled Deaih, 32, died after being shot by Israeli soldiers during demonstrations on Saturday.
A Palestinian man died of injuries sustained during weekend clashes with Israeli police on the barrier separating Gaza and Israel, according to the health ministry of the embattled territory, ahead of further protests planned for Wednesday.
Following Saturday’s violence, during which hundreds of Palestinians were injured by Israeli live fire, Osama Khaled Deaih, 32, died after being shot by Israeli authorities, according to the ministry.
An Israeli soldier was injured in the clashes and is in critical condition.
Protests were conducted along the border fence to put pressure on Israel to lift its crushing blockade and allow Gaza to rebuild after Israel’s 11-day attack on the coastal territory.
Palestinian “rioters” hurling bombs over the border barrier and attempting to scale it were met with live fire and other measures, according to the Israeli army.
A 13-year-old child was shot in the head and is in critical condition, according to Hamas, Gaza’s ruling party.
Hamas spokesman Abdul Latif al-Qanou stated in a statement reported by Maan news agency on Wednesday that the group “mourns the martyr Deaih” and confirms the “continuation of the Palestinian people’s fight against the occupation.”
Palestinian factions in the Israeli-blockaded enclave have called for a new protest on the border near the south Gaza city of Khan Younis at 5 p.m. (14 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday.
The Israeli army announced on Saturday that it was bolstering its Gaza division after air strikes targeted multiple Hamas positions.
In response to incendiary balloon launches that started three fires in Israel’s southern Eshkol district, Israel attacked Gaza again overnight Monday and Tuesday.
The recent Israeli strikes did not result in any reported injuries.
The rallies came three months after an unofficial cease-fire ended an 11-day Israeli offensive in Gaza that killed 265 people. Thirteen individuals were killed in Israel.
Palestinians in Gaza launched a protest movement in 2018 calling for an end to Israel’s blockade and the right of Palestinians to return to territories they were forcibly and violently driven from when Israel was formed in 1948.
The Great March of Return, a popular weekly rally, sputtered as Israel killed 350 Palestinians in Gaza over the course of a year with live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, and tear gas bombs.
Source: AL JAZEERA