Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered In Gaza Last Friday

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The 19-year old is the latest Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces since President Donald Trump's announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visited three IDF soldiers injured in the explosion on the Gaza border on Saturday.

A 19-year-old Palestinian man on Wednesday died of wounds sustained last Friday during clashes with Israeli forces at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, local medical source reported.

There are renewed fears that the rising tensions could escalate to another large-scale conflict, at a time when the peace process between Israelis and the Palestinians hit a snag especially after the US government recognizes the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite angry Palestinian protests.

"The Hamas terror organisation is accountable for this incident and its consequences, as well as everything happening in and from the Gaza Strip, above and below ground", the army said yesterday.

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A series of cross-border exchanges have erupted since, in the most intensive exchange since the 2014 war. The explosive device was planted below the flag on the Palestinian side of the fence.

In the video, Mordechai also noted that in recent months, "15 Palestinians have been killed and 400 people have been injured" by Israeli troops quelling such protests on the border, but put the blame on Hamas for fomenting the incidents.

Ibrahim, a specialist in Israeli affairs, said Israel now thinks its priority is dealing with the threat from the northern front, namely from Syria and Lebanon, ahead of Gaza.

Eight targets were destroyed by air force strikes and two by cross-border tank fire, the IDF said.

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