He further told the demonstrators that "the killing and wounding of yet more unarmed Palestinian protesters yesterday by Israeli forces in Gaza is an outrage", underlining that "firing live ammunition into crowds of unarmed civilians is illegal and inhumane and can not be tolerated".
Israel's use of live ammunition has drawn condemnation from human rights groups, which say it is illegal under worldwide law.
Haaretz reports that, according to Hamas' Gaza Health Ministry, the seven dead Palestinians were killed by the Israel Defense Force (IDF). "I know the situation is very, very hard", Israeli farmer Daniel Rahamim said about economic hardship in Gaza, the Palestinian enclave ruled by Hamas, an Islamist group that advocates Israel's destruction.
During the second round of protests on Friday, Palestinians burned tyres along the Gaza border to protect themselves from Israeli sniper and tank fire.
Friday's march is the second in what Gaza's Hamas rulers said would be several weeks of protests against a decade-old border blockade of the territory. It has also devastated Gaza's economy, made it virtually impossible for people to enter and exit the territory, and left residents with just a few hours of electricity a day.More news: Amit Shah meets party's legislators from Maharashtra
The General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders, Christophe Deloire, posted a Tweet that said Murtaja was deliberately shot although he was wearing a vest that indicated he was a journalist.
Live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullet and tear gas fired at the rallies by Israeli soldiers wounded at least 1,600 thus far.
Israel has alleged that Hamas is using the mass marches as a cover for attacking the border fence, and has vowed to prevent a breach at all costs.
A Palestinian journalist has succumbed to his wounds and died today after being shot in the stomach by an Israeli sniper on Friday.
Hamas, a militant group sworn to Israel's destruction, gained legislative elections the next 12 months and in 2007 seized management of Gaza from the internationally acknowledged Palestinian Authority, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas.More news: Celtics routed by Raptors
Israeli police say a Palestinian who tried to stab an Israeli in the West Bank has been shot.
At the funeral, Murtaja's body was draped in a Palestinian flag with his flak jacket reading "press" placed upon him as he was carried through the streets of Gaza.
Some have also called Friday's protest "Black Friday".
At one point on Friday, Israeli forces fired tear gas inside the encampment, briefly sending people fleeing.
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