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Palestinian shot in Gaza border protests succumbs to wounds

AFP  |  Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) 

A Palestinian shot in clashes with Israeli forces on the border succumbed to his wounds today, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Ahmed al-Assi, 21, was shot east of Khan Yunis on June 8, a ministry statement said.

It said he was wounded in the head and had been in critical condition.

Since major border protests broke out on March 30, at least 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.

No Israelis have been killed.

Palestinians are calling to return to the homes their families fled from in 1948 during the war surrounding the creation of

says any such return would mean the end of it as a Jewish state and accuses Gaza's Islamist rulers of using protesters as human shields.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 16:50 IST