Israeli army kills 17, injures 1400 Palestinians in Gaza protests
Mohammed Najjar, 25, was shot in the stomach in a clash east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, while
Mahmoud Muammar, 38, and
Mohammed Abu Omar, 22, were both shot dead in Rafah, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Among the other victims were
Ahmed Odeh, 19,
Jihad Freneh, 33,
Mahmoud Saadi Rahmi, 33,
Abdelfattah Abdelnabi, 22,
Ibrahim Abu Shaar, 20,
Sari Abu Odeh,
Hamdan Abu Amsheh,
Jihad Abu Jamous,
Bader al-Sabbagh and
Naji Abu Hjair, whose ages remain unknown.
Earlier on Friday,
Omar Waheed Abu Samour, a farmer from Gaza, was also killed by Israeli artillery fire while standing in his land near Khan Younis, just hours before the demonstrations.
There has been no confirmation from the Israeli army of the attack that killed Samour.