The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is “deeply concerned by yet another dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of life”. According to news reports, approximately 200 rockets were fired on Saturday from the Occupied Palestinian Territory towards Israel, and various Israeli airstrikes and tank fire were carried out in retaliation.
Ra’ed Khalil Abu Teir, 19, had been shot in the leg last Friday April 26 at the Gaza return protests. Yesterday he was far from the fence when he was shot in the head and killed, according to Palestinian reports. A 31-year-old Gaza man was also killed, while Israeli forces wounded 82, including three medics and two journalists.
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Gaza’s health ministry says 51 Palestinians were also injured in both incidents.
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Mourning Palestinians in Gaza held a funeral for those killed by Israeli forces.