JERUSALEM (AA) – A Palestinian youth succumbed to his injuries sustained by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry on Wednesday.
Naji Ghunaim, 23, was shot and critically injured during protests near a security fence in Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip, the ministry said in a statement.
"Ghunaim passed away at an East Jerusalem hospital where he was taken for medical treatment," the ministry added.
Since late March, more than 117 Palestinians have been martyred and thousands injured by Israeli army fire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip.
The rallies came amid tension after the United States relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which was occupied by Israel in 1967 and represents the heart of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict.