At least 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the protests began, one Israeli soldier was killed by a sniper and another officer was moderately wounded after he was shot by a sniper in the Kissufim area in an ambush after troops arrived to disperse a violent demonstration by 20 Palestinian youth close to the border fence.
Two others died in the border clashes, Ali al-Alul, 55, and volunteer medic Abdullah al-Qatati, 21, Gaza's health ministry confirmed. Israeli officials said seven people were wounded by rocket or mortar fire on the Israeli side.
The implication was that Israel had ceased its reprisal attacks in the Strip because Hamas had halted rocket attacks on Israeli communities, but did not see itself obligated to a truce.
A tank also fired at a Hamas outpost, the military said.More news: Tesla's board might not know where Elon's 'secure' funding is coming from
Israeli soldiers also opened fire at some 50 Palestinian fishing boats that sailed off Gaza's northern coast on Saturday to protest Israel's sea and land blockade of the enclave, the fishermen's union said.
Qatati is at least the second medic to have been killed by Israeli fire during months of border protests.
The protests came after a deal to end all rocket fire into Israel and air strikes on the Gaza Strip appeared to go into effect around midnight (2100 GMT) on Thursday.
It was one of the most serious escalations since the 2014 Gaza war and followed months of rising tensions.More news: Paul Pogba posts cryptic message on Instagram after Manchester United win
Earlier on Friday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri celebrated Hamas's supposed achievements during the latest flare-up of conflict, saying it "proves Israel can be defeated".
So, let's keep in mind the disaster, the war that Israel is facing right now in Gaza when we continue to talk about the so-called peace process even though there doesn't seem to be a peace partner not just in Gaza but in the West Bank with Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah. According to TOI, Hamas' Gaza Health Ministry is claiming that one of the dead Palestinians was a 25-year-old journalist.
In the early days of the protest movement, Palestinians were seen demonstrating regularly in the leadup to Nakba Day - the commemoration of the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes during the creation of Israel - and the opening of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem.
The 40-year-old was among 131 Palestinians wounded by Israeli bullets during the protest, breaking an unofficial ceasefire after less than 24 hours.More news: EPL: Manchester United vs Leicester City
Israel insists that Hamas, the de facto ruling party in the Gaza Strip, is behind the protests, an accusation fiercely denied by the activists who have led them.