A Palestinian succumbed to his wounds following clashes with the Israeli troops on the Gaza Strip border, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Qidra told Sputnik on Monday.
“A 22-year-old Palestinian died in a hospital from severe injuries sustained a few weeks ago in clashes on the eastern borders of the enclave,” Qidra said.
Tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been mounting since last March, which marked the beginning of the Great March of Return. Thousands of Palestinians have been rallying every week since then to demand access to what they consider to be their ancestral land in Israel, prompting clashes with Israeli border guards. Moreover, in fall, the situation on the Gaza border escalated due to continued shelling and launches of arson balloons from Gaza into the Israeli territory.
Israel has so far rejected the accusations of the excessive use of force against the Palestinians, citing security threats. (UNI)