Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has shot dead a disabled Palestinian man in Gaza border clashes.
He died instantly after being shot in the head by an Israeli soldier as clashes turned violent in the Gaza buffer zone.
Famed for regularly attending protests on the Gaza Strip, Thuraya came to prominence after losing both his legs and a kidney during Operation Cast-Lead, when Israeli forces killed 1,400 people in 22 days.
Tributes poured online on Friday for 29-year-old Ibrahim Abu Thuraya.
He was known for climbing up electricity poles and holding up Palestinian flags during protests.
Thousands are expected to attend his funeral on Saturday to remember the long-time activist who would often be seen leading chants and waving a Palestinian flag.
His body was pictured wrapped in a white Islamic shroud in preparation for his funeral.
He leaves behind 11 family members, including six sisters and five brothers, who relied on him to survive.
Before losing his legs, he was a proud fisherman who would take his small boat to fish the waters near