Israeli troops kill one Palestinian, wound at least 170 protesters in Gaza – reports

Israeli troops killed one Palestinian and wounded at least 170 protesters in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical workers said. This brings to 44 the number of those killed during a six-week protest at the Gaza-Israel border, Reuters reports. The man killed was protesting east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, according to the medics. They say that seven other people were critically injured, including a 16-year-old youth who was shot in the face. Organizers of the “Great March of Return” said they expected tens of thousands of Gazans at tented border encampments in the coming days. The aid charity Save the Children said in a report published on Friday that at least 250 Gazan children had been hit with live bullets during the protests, among nearly 700 children injured overall.