Palestinian Shot And Killed By Israeli Forces During Border Protests

Palestinian health officials have claimed a 21-year-old Palestinian has been shot and killed by Israeli forces during border protests, as the US opens new embassy in Jerusalem.

What you need to know
  • One Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli forces during mounting protests on the Gaza border.
  • At least 28 people injured by Israeli gunfire.
  • US is due to open embassy in Jerusalem today, on what is Israel's Independence Day.

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian on Monday during mounting protests along Gaza’s border with Israel, Palestinian health officials said.

The death of the 21-year-old raised to 46 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire since the protests began on March 30.

At least 28 people have reported to have been injured by Israeli gunfire during the protests.

Israel says its troops have used live ammunition to prevent a border fence from being damaged or breached.

The new US embassy is due to be opened in Jerusalem on Monday, on what is Israel's Independence Day, marking 70 years as an independent country.