GAZA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian young man died on Monday of his wounds sustained in February when he was shot and critically wounded by Israeli soldiers' gunfire in eastern Gaza, medics said.
Health Ministry spokesman in Gaza Ashraf al-Qedra said in an official press statement on Monday that Fadi Hejazi, 21, died of his wounds when he was shot and critically wounded by Israeli soldiers' gunfire in the east of Jabalia in northern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
Hejazi was shot during the weekly anti-Israel protests, better known as the "Great March of Return," which broke out in late March last year.
The Health Ministry said that since the marches began, the Israeli army shot dead 314 Palestinians and wounded more than 19,000 by live ammunition.
The weekly marches call on Israel to end 13 years of a blockade that has been imposed on the Gaza Strip in 2007.