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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire as Gaza protests continue

Israeli forces killed 61 Palestinians during Gaza protests on Monday. [Getty]

Date of publication: 15 May, 2018

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Sixty-one people were killed and at least 2,400 others were wounded on Monday in the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war.

A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli troops on Tuesday,  Gaza's health ministry said, as protests broke out on the Gaza border, a day after dozens were killed in the bloodiest day in the Palestinian territories for years.

The man killed was identified as Nasser Ghorab, 51, the ministry said, adding he was shot east of Bureij in the central Gaza Strip. Further details of the incident were not yet available.

Protests continued on the Gaza border on Tuesday though they were far fewer in number.

On Monday, tens of thousands gathered near the Gaza border as some approached the fence, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side.

Most of the 62 Gazans killed on Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza's health ministry said.

The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation along with eight children under the age of 16, the ministry said.

At least 2,400 others were wounded in the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war.

Monday's protests coincided with the controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of a "terrible massacre" in Gaza, with the mass killings of unarmed protesters globally condemned.



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