(CNN)One Palestinian was killed and 968 others injured in Gaza on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, as Palestinian protesters demonstrated for a third week along the border fence between Gaza and Israel.
1 Palestinian killed, nearly 1,000 injured in latest Gaza protests, Palestinian officials say
The protests, dubbed "The March of Return," have resulted in confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli troops.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said Islam Hirzallah, 28, was shot in the stomach east of Gaza City and died of his wounds.
Many of the injuries were the result of live ammunition and tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers, the ministry said.
In one incident, captured on video released by the ministry, a paramedic station set up near the southern city of Khan Younis to treat the wounded was hit by tear gas. Ten paramedics were treated for tear gas inhalation.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement that 10,000 Palestinians had gathered in five locations along the border fence. The IDF said several attempts to "harm