Israel’s army is to investigate the killing of Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja on its border with Gaza.

The journalist was wearing a clearly marked press vest when he was shot by the Israeli Army during a week of violent conflict between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces on Friday. Murtaja worked for the Gaza-based news agency Ain Media and used drone images and videos in his reports.

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It has been confirmed that Mr Murtaja died in hospital from his wounds as he filmed the smoke from burning tyres set alight by protesters. Many fellow journalists have paid tribute to the 31-year-old on social media while hundreds of colleagues and friends have attended his funeral, during which his body was carried from the al-Omari mosque to the cemetery draped in a Palestinian flag.

An Israeli Army spokesperson said they are reviewing the death of the married father-of-two and added that “the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] does not intentionally fire on journalists”.

Mr Murtaja’s death was the 28th Palestinian death by Israeli forces so far in that week. The death toll rose again to 31 following his death.