02 August 2019 - 20:57
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Israeli military forces shot dead a Palestinian man in Gaza, claiming that he was crossing the border fence separating the besieged coastal enclave and the occupied territories.

RNA - The Israeli army also claimed that an officer and two soldiers were slightly injured in the exchange of gunfire early on Thursday, Middle East News reported.

No further detail was immediately available about the victim.

On Friday, the Israeli forces killed a Palestinian citizen and wounded more than 50 others on the 68th Friday of the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip.

The Great March of Return was launched in late March 2018 in an effort to shed light on the Palestinian refugees' right of return and pressure Israel to lift the 13-year-long blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Since the start of the border protests, the Israeli occupation army has killed more than 310 Palestinians and injured over 32,000 in the Gaza Strip.

A UN fact-finding mission has announced that Israeli forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip last year that may amount to “war crimes”, urging the regime’s military to prevent its snipers from using lethal force against the demonstrators.

The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory presented its full report in mid-May, saying Israeli forces breached international human rights by using live ammunition against unarmed Palestinian protesters during the anti-Israel demonstrations in Gaza

The UN has warned that 1,700 Gazans shot by Israel Defense Forces at protests may need amputations in the next two years because of a lack of healthcare funding to help them recover.

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