In total, 34 Palestinians have been killed, including 27 along the border, since protests began on March 30.
Ahmed Abu Hussein, a photographer for the Voice of the People Radio-a radio station affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-was hit by a live round in his abdomen while he was covering the protests east of the northern Gazan city of Jabalya, according to his employer, the PJS, and news reports.
More than 500 people were wounded, including 122 from gunfire, according to Gaza's health ministry, with the other injuries including those from tear gas.
The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately reply to CPJ's email requesting comment.
Thousands of Palestinians, some burning Israeli flags and torching tires, staged a mass protest on Gaza's sealed border with Israel for a third consecutive on Friday (Saturday NZ Time), as part of a pressure campaign to break a decade-old blockade of their territory. Protesters stuck a Palestinian flag into the fence and affixed a rope, using it to tug at the coils.
No Israelis have been killed during the demonstrations, and human rights groups say the Israeli military has used live fire against demonstrators who pose no immediate threat to life.
Israel has accused Hamas of using the protests as a cover for carrying out attacks and bringing infiltrators into Israel. Israeli troops have shot dead at least 30 Palestinians and wounded hundreds since the protests began, drawing worldwide criticism.
It had pledged to stop attacks, damage to the fence and infiltration bids, and said there have been attempts at all three.
He said the Israeli military is "operating against it (Hamas) with determination and according to worldwide law".
Akram reported from Khuzaa, Gaza Strip.
Rights groups have strongly criticised Israeli forces while pointing to unverified videos that have spread online of Gazans appearing to be shot, including one seeming to show a Palestinian targeted as he ran away from the fence while holding a tyre.
Organisers have reiterated their call for peaceful protests.
That is the day Palestinians will mark the 70th anniversary of the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe", when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced amid violence culminating in war between newly created Israel and its Arab neighbours in May 1948.
Egypt, battling an Islamist insurgency in neighboring Sinai, keeps its border with Gaza largely closed.