Clashes in eastern Gaza with Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian: medics

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-04 23:09:51|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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GAZA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- At least one Palestinian was killed and 11 injured on Friday by Israeli soldiers' gunfire during clashes with dozens of Palestinian demonstrators in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the health ministry in Gaza, told reporters that Allaa Hamdan, 28, was killed east of Jabalia in northern Gaza Strip.

He added that 11 others were injured, including five by live ammunition during the clashes that broke out on Friday afternoon.

Since March 30 last year, Palestinian demonstrators have been carrying out weekly anti-Israel rallies and protests, better known as the Great March of Return.

Earlier on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said in a press statement that since the start of the marches last year, the Israeli army has killed 313 Palestinians and wounded 19,000 others by live ammunition.

The marches are calling on Israel to end the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip right after Islamic Hamas movement violently seized control of the enclave.