Palestinian dies of wounds 2 months after US embassy demo
July 24 2018 02:44 PM
Gaza
Tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces landing amidst protesters along the border with Israel east of Khan Yunis in Gaza Strip on July 20.

AFP/Gaza City

A Palestinian wounded in May by Israeli fire during deadly clashes on the Gaza border has died of his injuries, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said on Tuesday.
Majid Aqeel, 26, succumbed to his wounds more than two months after being shot in northern Gaza during mass protests along the border on May 14. 
The protests, which were against the controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on the same day, were the peak of months of border demonstrations.
At least 63 Palestinians were killed on May 14, making it the most bloody day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 war.
At least 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests broke out on March 30 against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip and calling for Gazans to be allowed to return to their historic homeland, now inside Israel.
One Israeli soldier was shot dead near the border on July 20, sparking fierce retaliatory strikes.



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