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Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Fire at Gaza-Israel Frontier

Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Fire at Gaza-Israel Frontier

Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 14:45
Palestinians react to tear gas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, during which a Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli soldiers. (Reuters)

A Palestinian teenager has been killed as Israeli troops opened fire at people near the Gaza-Israel frontier, the Gaza’s health authorities said on Friday.

According to the health ministry the 16-year-old Fahed al-Astal was shot in the stomach, adding that four others were wounded.

Witnesses said dozens of people have gathered near the perimeter fence east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, though there was no official demonstration planned on Friday.

For the third straight week, the territory’s Hamas rulers canceled the regular Friday protests for fear of instability, the Associated Press reported.

This followed two days of fighting between Israel and the smaller "Islamic Jihad" militant group earlier this month.

Earlier on Friday, an "Islamic Jihad" militant died of wounds he sustained during the fighting.

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