A Palestinian man died from a head wound received during border clashes on Friday between residents of the Gaza Strip and the Israeli military, Palestinian media reported citing the PA Health Ministry.
According to Safa Palestinian Press Agency, the man, 20 received a shrapnel wound in eastern Gaza during protests. He was transferred to a hospital, but doctors failed to save his life.
During Friday’s rallies, 10 Palestinians received bullet wounds from Israeli forces, the media outlet claimed, while Israeli officials have yet to comment on the situation at the border.
The tensions on the Gaza border escalated earlier this week as a rocket fired from Gaza destroyed a house and injured seven people in a densely populated Israeli neighborhood, prompting the return fire by the Israeli military on Hamas targets, located in the border areas of the Palestinian enclave. The exchange of fire resumed on Wednesday after a brief hiatus on Tuesday.