"A doctor was killed, while another 84 people were injured," Qedra said.
About 9,000 Palestinians have gathered along the Israeli-Gaza Strip border, the protests are accompanied by attacks on Israeli troops, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) press service said.
"Approx 9,000 rioters are gathered along the security fence between Gaza and Israel. They are burning tires and hurling rocks, explosive devices, and firebombs at IDF troops and the security fence… A number of terrorists hurled a grenade at IDF troops in the northern Gaza Strip. No IDF troops were injured. In response to the violent riots, IDF tanks struck two Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip," the press service said on Twitter.
According to the IDF, the Israeli troops are responding with riot dispersal means and acting in accordance with standard operating procedures.
The current wave of tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been mounting since late March, which marked the beginning of the Palestinian protest campaign against Israel, dubbed the Great March of Return. The recent disturbances on the Israeli-Gaza border have been caused by continued shelling and the launch of arson balloons by Hamas militants into the Israeli territories.