Reporters Without Borders accuses Israel of deliberately targeting journalists

"Following the earlier report regarding the suspects who infiltrated [into] Israel through the security fence near the Northern Gaza Strip, IDF troops located two explosive devices placed by the terrorists at the scene", an Israel Defense Forces statement said.

Despite widespread outcry from global rights groups who have condemned Israel's excessive use of forces against the civilian protesters, Israeli has maintained its open-fire rules for the Gaza border.

Palestinian news agency Maan said that an Israeli tank fired twice towards the Strip, however the Israeli military said it only used small arms fire.

It is reported that the Palestinian press association denounced the murder of Murtaja, and announced plans to contact the International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding the matter.

At least 21 Palestinians were killed at last week's March 30 protests, or succumbed to their wounds in the following days, after Israeli forces fired live ammunition, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesting Palestinians.

"We call on the Israeli government to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2222 on the protection of journalists (adopted in 2015), demand an urgent independent investigation and the sentencing of the perpetrators of this crime against freedom of the press", said Deloire.

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Tens of thousands of Palestinians are participating in a six-week long border protest that will culminate on May 15, the day after Israeli independence day, which is marked by Palestinians as the "Nakba" or catastrophe.

Israeli forces have killed 31 Palestinians in Gaza, including 27 during protests, since 30 March - which Palestinians mark annually as Land Day. On Friday, Israel continued its series of massacres in the besieged city of Gaza with snipers killing Yaser and nine other civilians during the Great March of Return protests.

The killings of demonstrators, including one journalist, elicited criticism from the United Nations, EU and elsewhere. No Israelis were injured.

On Saturday, the European Union raised questions over whether Israeli troops engaged in "proportionate use of force".

The ministry also announced the death of another man to add to an initial death toll of seven.

Mourners and journalists carry the body of Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja, during his funeral in Gaza City on April 7, 2018.

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