Gaza man shot in border clash with IDF dies

A Gaza man injured last week in clashes with IDF forces on the Israeli-Gazan border dies, bringing the reported Palestinian death toll from the border demonstrations to nine, Palestinian media report.

The man, 37-year-old Shawqi Jabr Obeid, from Jabaliya, was shot by IDF soldiers, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an reports, citing the Hamas-led Gaza Ministry of Health.

Obeid was apparently shot by soldiers who were attempting to contain a breach of the border fence through which some 20 Gazans had entered Israel.

Gaza officials cited by Ma’an say that among the nine dead at the protests were two boys aged 13 and 15, while over 145 Palestinians were injured.

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