Palestinian dies of wounds 2 months after US embassy demo

Palestinian dies of wounds 2 months after US embassy demo
Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, during a demonstration on the day of the US embassy move to Jerusalem. The US moves its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem later Monday after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. There are concerns that the Gaza protests less than 100 kilometres (60 miles) away will turn deadly if Palestinians attempt to damage or cross the fence with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS

Gaza City: A Palestinian wounded in May by Israeli fire during deadly clashes on the Gaza border has died of his injuries, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said on Tuesday.

Majid Aqeel, 26, succumbed to his wounds more than two months after being shot in northern Gaza during mass protests along the border on May 14.

The protests, which were against the controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on the same day, were the peak of months of border demonstrations.

At least 63 Palestinians were killed on May 14, making it the most bloody day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 war.

At least 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests broke out on March 30 against Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip and calling for Gazans to be allowed to return to their historic homeland, now inside Israel.

One Israeli soldier was shot dead near the border on July 20, sparking fierce retaliatory strikes.

Agence France-Presse

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