Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry
April 12 2019 07:25 PM
Palestinian paramedics carry an injured protester during a demonstration near the border between Isr
Palestinian paramedics carry an injured protester during a demonstration near the border between Israel and Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip

AFP/Gaza City

A Palestinian teen was shot dead by the Israeli army Friday during renewed clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said.
A ministry spokesman said Maysara Abu Shaloof, 15, was "shot in the stomach by the (Israeli) occupation east of Jabalia," referring to a demonstration site in northern Gaza.
At least 17 others were wounded during the clashes, which took place in several spots along the border, the ministry said.
The Israeli army did not immediately comment.
Palestinians in Gaza have for more than a year gathered at least weekly along the border for often-violent protests, calling on Israel to end its blockade of the enclave.
Israel says it is protecting its borders and accuses the Islamist movement Hamas which runs Gaza of orchestrating the protests.
An AFP correspondent said Friday's protests were smaller than in the past.
At least 264 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces since the protests began.
The majority were killed during clashes, though others were hit by tank fire or air strikes.
Two Israeli soldiers have been killed over the same period. 



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