Palestinian killed near Gaza border amid protests over Jerusalem
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Palestinian killed near Gaza border amid protests over Jerusalem

First fatality reported by Palestinian health ministry as thousands demonstrate against Donald Trump's controversial move this week

Israeli border policemen stand in Jerusalem's Old City in Jerusalem, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration's recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli border policemen stand in Jerusalem's Old City in Jerusalem, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration's recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

A man has been killed and dozens more were wounded in skirmishes between Israeli forces and protesters along Gaza’s border with Israel, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Mohammed Al-Masri, 30, died after being struck by live fire east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, the ministry said.

More than 35 Palestinians were injured, two seriously, it added.

It was the first death since clashes erupted across the Palestinian territories after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Israeli military said in a statement that during clashes along the border fence, soldiers “fired selectively at two main instigators” and confirmed hitting them.

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