RNA - Abu Daqqa was getting treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital where he was transferred after being critically injured by Israeli army gunfire, Middle East News reported.
Since weekly mass demonstrations began along the Israel-Gaza border in late March, at least 140 Palestinians have been killed and 14,000 others wounded by Israeli army fire. The overwhelming majority of the dead and wounded have been unarmed, according to Gaza health officials. Two Palestinian journalists were killed while covering the rallies in April and two medics including a 21-year-old were also shot dead in May and early June.
The Amnesty International has also stressed that the attacks on Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip are “willful killings constituting war crimes", while the UN Human Rights Council has also decided to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged violations and abuses which may amount to war crimes in the occupied Gaza Strip.
The violence was condemned by rights groups and most UN Security Council members, with even the US’ closest allies refusing to stand by Washington’s support for Tel Aviv.