Jerusalem, May 26 (AFP) A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces in recent clashes along the Gaza border died Saturday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave announced. Also Read - Facebook Data Leak: CBI Files Case Against Cambridge Analytica

Hussein Abu Oweida, 41, was wounded east of Gaza City, the ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page. Also Read - Over 12,000 People Test Positive for COVID-19 in Israel after Receiving Pfizer Vaccine

It did not say exactly when he was shot, but low-level demonstrations along the border have continued since protests peaked on May 14. Also Read - WhatsApp Policy Row: It's Voluntary, Use Some Other App if Not Acceptable, Says Delhi High Court

At least 116 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip since mass protests broke out on March 30, according to newly-released figures from the ministry.

No Israelis have been killed during that time.

At least 61 Palestinians died on May 14, when tens of thousands of Gazans protested as the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Israel says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop mass incursions into its territory.

It accuses Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars since 2008, of seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence. (AFP) UZM

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.