On Monday, Mohammed Sobhi al-Judeili, a 36-year-old Palestinian paramedic who was shot in the head by Israelis last month, succumbed to his wounds, Middle East Eye reported.
In a statement on the matter, Gaza's Ministry of Health said al-Judeili died in a hospital located in the occupied West Bank's Hebron. The father of four was shot while on duty with the Red Crescent in the north of Gaza Strip during the "Great March of Return."
His young son led mourners at his funeral in Gaza on Tuesday - a scene that moved thousands and subsequently went viral on social media.
*Videos capturing the funeral are available online but we choose not to share them in line with ethical standards.
"In Gaza, when a son leads his father's funeral!"
"I have no words to describe this painful moment"
"Rest in power"
Israel is mercilessly murdering Palestinian medics
Al-Judeili is the fourth medic shot and killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of mass protests on Gaza's frontier with Israel last year. In 2018, occupying forces murdered paramedic Moussa Abu Hasanein, 35, with a shot in the chest despite the fact that he was "wearing a high-visibility vest, according to a UN probe."
Last June, 21-year-old female first responder and volunteer Razan Najjar was shot dead as she tried to treat wounded protesters. In August 2018, Israeli forces fatally shot 22-year-old Abed Abdullah Qotati as he was treating a wounded protester near the frontier.
"According to records revealed by Gaza's health ministry, 685 Palestinian medics have also been wounded during Israel's crackdown on the protests," Middle East Eye reported.
The riots, which continue to be held on the frontier, aim to bring an end to Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip and remind the world of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
Since the beginning of the marches, at least 306 unarmed protestors have been killed by Israeli forces and more than 17,000 injured, while two Israeli soldiers died during clashes.
The killing of "largely unarmed" protesters was discussed by a UN panel that said they "may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity."