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Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire during border clashes in eastern Gaza (Health Ministry in Gaza)

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A Palestinian man was shot dead in the chest on Friday by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the border in the northeast of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip said.

Al-Qudra said “the identity of the martyr was identified east of Jabalia, Alaa Nizar Ayesh Hamdan (28 years) was shot dead by the chest of the occupation soldiers” during the weekly demonstrations near Jabalia in the northeast of the Gaza Strip.

Five other Palestinians were wounded in the clashes, the sources said.

An Israeli military spokesman said about 5,800 demonstrators had gathered in different places near the fence between Israel and Gaza, some of them throwing stones at Israeli soldiers and explosive devices.

Since March 2018, the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip has been witnessing weekly demonstrations, including clashes, calling for the lifting of the blockade imposed by Israel on the Strip for more than ten years.

Since then, at least 310 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire and eight Israelis have been killed.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars in the territory since 2008.

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