Clashes erupted as thousands protested for a third consecutive Friday along Gaza's border with Israel amid violence in which Israeli forces have killed 34 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others. The protests are to culminate in a large rally on May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel's creation.
On Friday, groups of youths waved Palestinian flags and burnt hundreds of tyres and Israeli flags near the fenced-off border after Friday prayers. The young man was taken to the Shifa medical center in Gaza city, where he was rushed to surgery but succumbed to his serious wounds.
Salsabil, who is originally a refugee from Jaffa city in Israel, said peaceful demonstrations require the participation of all segments of society.
"Some people believe we are idiots to think the Israelis will allow us in, they may not, but we will not stop trying to return", said a protester, 37-year-old civil servant Ahmed, as he stood on a hilltop overlooking the Israeli fence.
The young lady said she knows it is risky for her to be present at such a place, but she stressed that it is important for all women to champion their national causes.
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"The Palestinian women are an integral part of the society. today they are to prove this", Sarah said after she gave a vehicle tire to a masked protestor.
"Instructing snipers to shoot to kill unarmed demonstrators who pose no danger to human life, is another product of the occupation and military rule over millions of Palestinian people, as well as of our country's callous leadership, and derailed moral path", said the statement.
Two journalists were wounded by gunfire, the Palestinian journalists' syndicate said, a week after a Gazan journalist was killed.
Among the people who were injured with live ammunition were two journalists and 14 medics.
A total of 17 paramedics and local journalists and cameramen were also injured during the demonstrations.
Prior to Friday, Israeli forces injured nearly 1,300 Palestinians with live fire, according to the Gaza Health Ministry's count calculated through computerized tracking.
According to Haaretz, overall, 969 Palestinians, including 20 women and 67 were under age 18 were injured in Friday's protests.