Report: 1 dead, 94 Palestinians injured during this week's Gaza protests

Two protesters attempted to damage the fence and were shot by an IDF sbiper.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
September 7, 2018 18:28
Report: 1 dead, 94 Palestinians injured during this week's Gaza protests

Palestinian protesters wave their national flag as they gather during a demonstration at the Israel-Gaza border, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on August 10, 2018. (photo credit: SAID KHATIB / AFP)

 
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The Palestinian Ministry of Health reports that a 17 year old boy was shot dead and 94 Palestinians were injured during clashes with IDF forces near the security fence during Friday March of Return protests.

Two protesters attempted to damage the fence and were shot by an IDF sniper, Palestinian social media reports a Palestinian medic was shot as well.

Around 1,000 protesters were protesting in five locations near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

The protesters were able to set fire to a tire, attach it to a kite, and get it to land on an antennae in Kerem Shalom, the spokesperson for the Southern Fire Fighting service stated on Friday.


Unconfirmed reports on Palestinian social media suggest protesters were able to breach the security fence east of the city of Jabaliya. 


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