Palestinian teen shot by IDF in Gaza protests dies

Thousands of Gazans attend funeral of Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein

Thousands of Gazans attend funeral of Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein

The ministry said he was shot in the head by Israeli forces at the fence east of Gaza city. The crowd then tried to break through the fence with hooks and wire cutters when Israeli forces opened fire.

Among the wounded, 178 suffered gunshot injuries, according to Gaza health officials, and two remain in critical condition. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed in the sustained protest and thousands injured. No Israeli casualties have been reported, the United Nations official added.

"Despite wide worldwide condemnation, the Israeli army has not reversed its illegal orders to shoot unarmed protesters", said Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy regional director at Amnesty global.

"The loss of life is deplorable, and the staggering number of injuries caused by live ammunition only confirms the sense that excessive force has been used against demonstrators - not once, not twice, but repeatedly", said Zeid.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said the event was unlike anything Israel has seen over the past month.

The protests along the border have been met with a harsh response from the Israeli military with crackdowns having resulted in more than 30 deaths so far, including the death of a Palestinian journalist covering the border protests.

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has strongly condemned the recent killing of three Palestinian protesters by the Israeli regime, demanding that the UN Security Council (UNSC) take immediate action to ensure the rights of Palestinians are protected.

The IDF viewed with "great severity" the Hamas continued attempts to turn the area adjacent to the security fence into a combat and terror zone under civilian cover, said the Israeli army.

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"Every week, we witness instances of use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators", said the High Commissioner.

Known as the world's "largest open-air prison", an Israeli-Egyptian blockade has been suffocating the Gaza Strip for the past decade and residents say they have reached a breaking point.

The current protests are set to end on May 15, which is the day that Palestinians remember those killed or displaced in 1948 during the first Israeli-Arab war, immediately after the creation of the State.

Israel has rejected calls for an independent inquiry into the deaths along Gaza's border, with the army saying its troops only use live ammunition as a last resort.

The Palestinians say Israel is using excessive force against the protesters, 2,000 of whom have been wounded by gunfire. But thousands began rushing toward the barrier fence after a rousing speech by the senior Hamas leader Ismail Radwan, setting off a tremendous barrage of tear gas from the Israeli side that did not deter many.

"Attempts have been made to harm security infrastructure, roll burning tires, hurl rocks and fly kites with flaming objects attached to them".

Israel's military has said troops are under orders to target "instigators", but has also warned that anyone approaching or trying to damage the fence risks his life.

Members of Hamas' honor guard carry the coffin of Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh after he crossed into the Gaza Strip from Egypt at the Rafah crossing border, Thursday, April 26, 2018.

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