Some 4,500 Palestinians demonstrators gathered at five different locations along the Gaza Strip border on Friday, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said, marking 20th consecutive Friday’s of protests.
IDF said demonstrators were throwing rocks and burning tires at Israeli troops, causing them to respond with live fire “in accordance with the rules of engagement”.
The Palestinian health ministry in Gaza said paramedic Abdullah al-Qatiti was killed during the clashes. Another 84 people had been injured during border clashes with IDF, testing the calm that has descended on the region after two days of fierce fighting.
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