1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Gaza protests
GAZA CITY — Gaza’s rulers led several thousand Palestinians in a protest along the frontier with Israel on Friday, in an apparent show of presence as Egypt works to broker a broad truce between the Hamas militant group and Israel.
A 25-year-old Palestinian was killed and 90 were wounded by Israeli army fire, Gaza health officials said.
It was the latest in a series of protests along Gaza’s perimeter fence with Israel, aimed in part at trying to break an 11-year-old border blockade. Israel and Egypt sealed Gaza in 2007, after Hamas overran the territory.
Hamas is considering Egyptian proposals for a truce with Israel and the UN-led reconstruction of Gaza.