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A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Wednesday, the second journalist killed in a month of unrest. He was moved from Gaza to a hospital in the West Bank and then transferred to a hospital in Israel, where he died.

The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that 24-year-old Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein sustained grave gunshot wounds east of Jabalia, located 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Gaza City, on April 13.

Abu Hussein worked for Radio Shaab, a Gazan radio station, as well as being a photographer for another local news agency.

He was wounded in the abdomen near Jebaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip. His younger brother, Rami Albatsh, who arrived from Germany on Sunday evening, was also there to facilitate the process of flying his body back to Gaza through Egypt this evening.

Images from the day appear to show him wearing a press helmet in the moments after he was shot.

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Israel has always been suspected of involvement in a series of assassination attempts on the lives of Hamas commanders, many of them outside of Gaza and the West Bank. Murtaja had recently been hired by a Norwegian advocacy group and had also been screened by the U.S. government before his company received a USAID grant.

Some media have reported that the killed Palestinian lecturer, Dr Fadi, was a member of Palestinian militant group Hamas, but the Malaysian police declined to comment on this.

Israel says it has been warning Gazans not to approach the border fence and that it is doing what is necessary to stop the barrier from being damaged or breached.

The explosives-laden kites are an escalation of the weekly protests at the Gaza-Israel border, called the March of Return, which are scheduled to end on May 14, the 70th anniversary according to the Gregorian calendar of the birth of the modern State of Israel, which the Arab world calls the Nakba, or catastrophe.

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