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Young Palestinian shot at Gaza protest dies from wounds

At least 145 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since March 30 [AFP]

Date of publication: 21 June, 2018

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Mohammed Abu Daqqa was shot by Israeli forces during Gaza border protests and passed away on Wednesday from his wounds.
A young Palestinian man shot by Israeli soldiers during Gaza border protests has died from his wounds.

"Mohammed Ghassan Abu Daqqa died on Wednesday evening from his wounds, after he was shot by the Israeli occupation east of Khan Yunis on 14 May," the health ministry in Gaza said.

It described him as a "young man" but did not specify his precise age.

At least 145 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of "Great Return March" protests began in late March.

Palestinians are calling to return to the homes their families were forced from in 1948 during the war surrounding the creation of Israel and for an end to the decade-long crippling blockade of the Palestinian enclave.

The protests peaked on 14 May, when at least 62 Palestinians at the heavily guarded border fence area on the same day the US moved its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Earlier, the UN General Assembly adopted by a strong majority an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for the killing of protesters.

The resolution condemned Israel's use of "excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force" against Palestinian civilians and called for protection measures for the people of Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

The US has since withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, branding the global body as a "cesspool of political bias". 

The move reinforces the belief that the administration US President Donald Trump is seeking to advance Israel's agenda on the world stage, just as it prepares to unveil its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

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