A funeral has been held for the Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli Defence Forces near the Gaza border, the first fatality since the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that came into force on Wednesday.

The footage here shows angry Palestinians approaching the border fence after hearing the news. Medics say 23 year old Anwar Qdeih was shot in the head by Israeli gunfire after he approached the security fence that forms the border between Gaza and Israel. The IDF have said they only fired warning shots when a group of Palestinians approached the buffer zone.

The man was wrapped in a green Hamas flag before being carried to his grave where he was laid to rest. At least 10 others were wounded in the attack. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri has accused Israel of violating the Egypt-brokered truce, and that they will contact an Egyptian mediator to discuss the incident.

 

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner