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Gaza Man Dies of Israeli Gunfire Wounds

  • Associated Press

A boy looks at the body of Palestinian man, who, according to medics, died of wounds he sustained after he was shot by Israeli troops during clashes with Palestinian protesters on Friday, during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip, Dec. 28, 2015.

A boy looks at the body of Palestinian man, who, according to medics, died of wounds he sustained after he was shot by Israeli troops during clashes with Palestinian protesters on Friday, during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip, Dec. 28, 2015.

Authorities in Gaza say that a Palestinian man has died from his wounds after being injured by Israeli gunfire last week.

Police say the man had a farm near where the clashes occurred on Friday but was not involved in the violence. Police said he was shot in the chest.

Gaza's Health Ministry identified the victim as 48-year-old Yousif Abu Sbaikhah.

A three month-long wave of violence has gripped the region, with Palestinian attacks and clashes showing no signs of relenting.

Monday's death brings the Palestinian death toll during the outburst of violence to 129. Israel says 88 of those were carrying out attacks.

On the Israeli side, 20 people have been killed.

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