Liz Throssell, a spokeswoman for the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, warned that, under global law, firearms could be used only in cases of extreme necessity, as a last resort and in response to an imminent threat of death or risk of serious injury.
Palestinian protesters and civil defense evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, April 6, 2018.
"For weeks, we have been warning against coming close to the fence and calling on Gaza's residents not to obey the orders of the terror group Hamas and refrain from terror activities and other violent acts against Israel", said the Israeli army's statement.
Tyres were set on fire in an attempt to create a smokescreen to block the view of Israeli snipers, as hundreds of protesters gathered at five protest sites along the 65km-long (40-mile) Israel-Gaza border.
Organisers of the "March of Return" - including Hamas - have called for peaceful protests, with large crowds taking part in the demonstrations.
Gaza's economy has been devastated by years of Israeli military attacks and a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade.
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.
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The Israeli military has said it will not allow anyone to breach the border fence and has beefed up forces in the area, with snipers and other special units.
Hamas has refused to give up its weapons - even at the cost of derailing talks on getting Abbas to assume the burden of governing Gaza, seen by Israel and Egypt as a prerequisite for opening Gaza's borders.
Gaza health officials say a well-known Palestinian journalist has died from a gunshot wound sustained while covering demonstrations near the Israeli border.
"There are no innocent people in the Gaza Strip", Lieberman told Israel's public radio. Israeli forces used gunfire and tear gas to keep them away from the border fence.
The nine dead Palestinians, including a journalist, were buried in Gaza on Saturday.
At one point on Friday, Israeli forces fired tear gas inside the encampment, briefly sending people fleeing.
Hamza Abd al-Al, 20, and photojournalist Yasser Murtaja, 30, who were shot on Friday, succumbed to their wounds on Saturday.
Nahal Oz, like dozens of other villages and working class towns on the Gaza periphery, has over the years been targeted by Palestinian short-range rockets and mortar bombs and faced the threat of Hamas cross-border tunnels.