Despite these deaths, the day was calmer than expected, as Israel and Palestine work to negotiate a deal. "This was not something extraordinary," retired Israeli Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser told NPR.
As many as 75 Palestinians have needed a leg amputation after suffering Israeli gunshot wounds at Gaza border protests, according to the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in Gaza City.
Israel's defense minister alleged a photojournalist fatally shot at a Gaza protest was a Hamas member. But the U.S. said he had passed a vetting process with no ties to militants.