Gaza Man Dies of Wounds Sustained in Clashes With IDF Troops

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Israeli troops used gunfire, tear gas to push back Palestinians who gathered near the Gaza border, October 23, 2015.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

A Palestinian man who was seriously wounded during an anti-Israel demonstration close to the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Thursday has died of his wounds, the Palestinian news service Ma'an reported on Saturday.

The death of Khalil Hassan Abu Obeid, 25, brings the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza since the start of the month to 17.

Fifteen of the fatalities have been shot with live ammuniction during clashes with Israeli security forces, while the other two, a two-year-old child and her pregnant mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike on their home.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the number of Gazans killed or wounded in the third week of October was the highest since the end of the war in 2014.

At least 95 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and rubber bullets on Friday during clashes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent and Gaza’s ministry of health.

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