Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops toward Palestinians during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence. (Reuters)
A 30-year-old Palestinian man from the blockaded Gaza Strip succumbed on Sunday evening to wounds sustained during the Great March of Return protests on the Gaza border with Israel.
Wafa News Agency quoted medical sources as stating that Palestinian young man Amer al-Hajjar, from north of Gaza city, was shot by Israeli forces and seriously injured while participating in the protests on March 30, 2018 on the Gaza border with Israel.
Starting 30 March 2018, Palestinian protesters launched a weekly demonstration called the Great March of Return (GMR) along the border between the besieged enclave and the Palestinian territories occupied since 1948 (present-day Israel).
GMR protesters demand the right of return for Palestinian refugees expelled from their homeland by the Israeli occupation and call for an end to the 13-year-long blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip.
Since the start of the border protests, the Israeli occupation forces have killed 366 Palestinians in the enclave.