Israeli forces killed a Palestinian protester and injured hundreds more during the seventh consecutive Friday of the Great March of Return demonstrations along Gaza’s eastern perimeter.
Jaber Salem Abu Mustafa, 38, died after he was shot in the chest east of Khan Younis. Forty-one Palestinians have been fatally injured during the protests that were launched on 30 March.
During that same period, Israeli forces killed 13 additional Palestinians in Gaza who were not participating in the protests when they were fatally wounded.
Nearly 200 people were injured by live fire on Friday. Ten persons were said to be critically wounded.
Three medics and six journalists were also reported injured.
Reporter Motasem Ahmed Dalloul was hit by live fire to the stomach, the Committee to Protect Journalists