Palestinian man killed during Gaza-Israel border protest
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s health ministry says a Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli gunfire during protests along the Gaza-Israel frontier.
The ministry said in a statement that Saher Othman, 20, was hit in the chest Friday and died at a hospital.
It added that 32 demonstrators were wounded by live fire at several sections of the perimeter fence.
Gaza’s Hamas rulers launched the marches last year to highlight worsening living conditions under a years-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade.
Egypt, Qatar and the U.N. brokered an unofficial cease-fire to prevent tensions from devolving into what would be the fourth Hamas-Israel war in a decade.
Hamas has scaled down the weekend protests in recent months, but it says Israel slows the truce deal, which includes economic incentives, employment programs and infrastructure projects.