1 Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire in central Gaza

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-09 00:25:06|Editor: yan
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GAZA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- One Palestinian was killed and four others injured Thursday evening by Israeli gunfire east of al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza Strip close to the Israeli border.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Gaza Health Ministry, told reporters that the Palestinian's body was brought to a local hospital. The victim's identity was not disclosed.

Israeli media reported that Israeli soldiers opened fire at a group of Palestinians as they "vandalized" the barbed wire of the border fence.

Since the start of the Great March of Return held by the Palestinians on March 30, Palestinian protesters have been approaching the border fence almost daily.

Earlier Thursday, the Gaza Health Ministry said in a press statement that since the beginning of the march later March, the Israeli army has so far killed 220 Palestinians and wounded 24,000 others.

Egypt and other mediators have been trying to secure a ceasefire deal between Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement that controls the Gaza Strip, in a bid to solve the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the enclave.