Palestinian teen dies from wounds in Gaza unrest

A young Palestinian protester hurls stones during a protest on the beach near the border with Israel in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (File/AP/Felipe Dana)
Updated 16 September 2018
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Palestinian teen dies from wounds in Gaza unrest

  • At least 180 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed since protests and clashes erupted along the border on March 30
  • Israel accuses Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, of seeking to use the protests to carry out attacks or infiltration

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the enclave said.
Saheeb Abu Kashef, 16, died late Saturday after being shot on August 3 east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the ministry.
At least 180 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed since protests and clashes erupted along the border on March 30.
One Israeli soldier has been killed since then.
Israel accuses Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, of seeking to use the protests to carry out attacks or infiltrations.
It says its actions are necessary to defend the border.
Palestinians and rights groups say protesters have been shot while posing little threat.
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.


Putin and Erdogan in Turkey to mark key phase in pipeline

Updated 19 November 2018
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Putin and Erdogan in Turkey to mark key phase in pipeline

  • The two leaders are marking the completion of the offshore part of TurkStream’s two lines
  • Turkey relies on imports for its energy needs and Russia is its top supplier for natural gas

ISTANBUL: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are in Istanbul to mark the completion of a key phase in a natural gas pipeline.
The two leaders on Monday are marking the completion of the offshore part of TurkStream’s two lines that will carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey.
The lines when finished are expected to supply Russian gas to European markets through Turkish territories. Together the two 930-kilometer (578-mile) lines via the Black Sea will carry 31.5 billion cubic meters (1.1 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas annually.
Turkey relies on imports for its energy needs and Russia is its top supplier for natural gas. It bought 28 billion cubic meters last year. That gas is currently transported through another line under the Black Sea and the onshore West Line through Ukraine, which is mired in conflict with Russia.