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GAZA – Three Palestinians died Saturday of their wounds sustained during May 14 clashes with Israeli soldiers near the border, medics said, making the rallies’ death toll increase to 118.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of Gaza health ministry, said around 12,000 were injured and some 50 are still in critical conditions.

The ministry said in a statement that 20-year-old Muhammad Elayyan succumbed to his wounds in the al-Quds Hospital. He was injured during Monday’s protests, east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

The second Palestinian was identified as Muin Abd al-Hamid al-Saie, 58, from the al-Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza. He died at al-Shifa hospital.

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The rallies, which started on March 30 in the Gaza Strip, are demanding the world’s recognition of Palestinians’ right of return and the lifting of a 11-year blockade on the Gaza Strip by Israel.

It (May 14) was the deadliest day in the besieged territory since the 2014 war. The UN on Friday voted to send a team of investigators to probe the deadly shootings, which took place as US delegates opened the new embassy in Jerusalem.