ONE DEAD IN GAZA RIOTS
GAZA CITY: A Palestinian man died and at least 15 more were wounded in night clashes with the Israeli army near the Gaza Strip border, the local health ministry said.
The 26-year-old man died of bullet injuries in the abdomen in the northern Jabaliya area, it said.
There were protests in several areas along the border with projectiles being used against Israeli troops who retaliated at times.
Several factions in Gaza had called for demonstrations to protest in particular against Israel’s almost 15-year-long blockade of the enclave.
Earlier this week, Barel Hadaria Shmueli, an Israeli sniper shot during clashes with Palestinians on August 21, died of his injuries.
The August 21 violence left about 40 people wounded, according to Hamas, including a 12-year-old Palestinian boy and a 32-year-old man.