Wounded protester succumbs to wounds in Gaza

The complexity of objectivity

The complexity of objectivity

Islam Herzallah, 28, was shot by Israeli troops east of Gaza City and transported to a hospital where he died, the ministry said.

The death brought to 28 the number of protesters killed in two weeks, with hundreds wounded by Israeli fire since March 30.

Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning Israeli flags while Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets, killing one and wounding hundreds, from across the border fence.

Israel has declared a no-go zone close to the Gaza border fence, and deployed army sharpshooters along it.

Israeli forces have shot dead at least 31 Palestinians, including a journalist, and wounded many hundreds since the protests began, drawing global criticism of the lethal tactics used against the protesters.

Friday's protest drew thousands of people, the third large-scale demonstration along the volatile border in as many consecutive Fridays. Last Friday, at least six Palestinian journalists were reportedly among those shot at the Great Return March.

Some in the Gaza crowd threw firebombs and an explosive device, according to the Israeli military.

Smaller groups moved closer to the fence, throwing stones, torching tires and burning large Israeli flags, USA flags, as well as posters of Israel's prime minister and defense minister. Israel says snipers only target the main "instigators".


It said that the medics will always provide the needed treatment to all wounded Palestinians despite the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations against them, in direct violation of International Law.

Rights groups say the Israeli military's open-fire regulations are unlawful because soldiers can use potentially lethal force against unarmed protesters.

Five camps have been set up on Gaza's border with Israel as part of the demonstrations. Smaller groups moved closer to the fence, throwing stones, torching tires and burning large Israeli flags.

Israel accuses Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs Gaza and with whom it has fought three wars since 2008, of using the protests as cover to carry out violence.

Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Ami Mehl, has described Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu constituency, Ras Mubarak, as "a propaganda machinery of Palestinian terrorists" who should not be taken seriously.

On Friday Mr Lieberman said there were fewer riots on our border because "the other side" had understood Israel's resolve.

The marches have been organised by Hamas, but large turnouts on two preceding Fridays were also driven by desperation among the territory's 2 million residents.

Palestinian organizers have called the series of protests the "Great March of Return" beginning on Land Day, March 30, and continuing until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the "Nakba" - or the "catastrophe" - when 750,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes and off their land by Israeli forces in 1948. Rights groups say military's open-fire orders are unlawful.

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