Palestinian Shot Dead by Israel near Gaza Border (Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man during a protest near the Gaza border, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.
Mohamed Abu Sadek, 21, was shot in the head by the Israeli military on Monday and died in hospital, Al Jazeera reported.
Abu Sadek was one of thousands of people who gathered near the border as part of the Great March of Return protests.
The clashes in Gaza reached their peak on May 14, the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day, or the Day of Catastrophe, which coincided this year with Washington's relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution, sponsored by Turkey and Algeria, condemning Israel for Palestinian civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip.
Gaza has been under Israeli siege since June 2007, causing a decline in living standards as well as unprecedented unemployment and poverty.
Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014 and ended in late August the same year. The Israeli military aggression killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians and injured over 11,100 others.