Publish date10 Sep 2018 - 8:54
Story Code : 357308

Palestinian man shot dead at Gaza border fence

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man on the border between the occupied lands and the besieged territories claiming he was trying to ‘sabotage’ the fence between two territories.
Palestinian man shot dead at Gaza border fence
The Israeli military admitted in a statement Sunday that the man died after sustaining fatal injuries.

The deadly encounter came a day after the Israeli military clashed with anti-occupation protesters at the fence, killing one person and injuring about 400 other people.

Nearly 175 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces ever since anti-occupation protest rallies began in the Gaza Strip on March 30. A total of 19,139 Palestinians have also sustained injuries.

The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day, or the Day of Catastrophe, which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Earlier on Sunday, a video clip made the rounds on social media, appearing to show Israeli troops shooting a Palestinian boy at a time when he posed no obvious threat.
In the video, 16-year-old Ahmad Misbah Abu Toyour is standing near the fence as he is taking part in "The Great March of Return" protests. Toyour throws a stone at Israeli forces, and a shot rings out and he falls to the ground obviously in a great deal of pain.

The Palestinian teenager succumbed to his gunshot wounds at the European Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers south of Gaza City, on Saturday morning.

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