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Palestine claims its journalist shot dead by Israeli forces; Israel reviewing claim

So far the Israeli army has not commented on the incident

Amid ongoing tension between Israel and Palestine on the Gaza border, a Palestinian journalist has reportedly been shot by Israeli forces.

The incident happened, as per reports, during the clashes along the Gaza border.

Identified as Yasser Murtaja, he was a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency.

An AFP photograph taken after he was wounded showed Murtaja wearing a press vest as he received treatment.

So far the Israeli army has not commented on the incident.

But it has promised to review the occurrence.

Gazan authorities said that the so far nine of the Palestinians have been killed after thousands gathered along the border for the second week in a row.

It was also reported that some of the Palestinians threw stones at Israeli soldiers over the border fence and were responded with tear gas and live fire.

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