Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians

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Palestinians carry national flags during a demonstration along the border with Israel, east of Gaza City on January 25, 2019. (AFP)
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A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration along the border with Israel, east of Gaza City on January 25, 2019. (AFP)
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Palestinian demonstrators protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the central Gaza Strip January 25, 2019. (Reuters)
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Palestinian demonstrators protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the central Gaza Strip January 25, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 25 January 2019
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Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians

  • Israeli troops on Friday fatally shot Ayman Hamed, 17, in the West Bank
  • Ehab Abed, 25, was "killed by Israeli occupation fire east of Rafah," in southern Gaza

GAZA: Israeli troops on Friday fatally shot a Palestinian and wounded another as they threw stones at Israeli motorists in the occupied West Bank, the army said.
Soldiers "responded by firing at the suspects, who received medical treatment. One of the suspects later died of his wounds and another was injured," a statement said.
Residents of the dead youth's village of Silwad, near Ramallah, named him as Ayman Hamed, 17.

Earlier, a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli fire during fresh clashes along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry said.
Ehab Abed, 25, was "killed by Israeli occupation fire east of Rafah," in southern Gaza, health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said in a statement.
An AFP journalist at the hospital said he had been shot in the heart.
Thousands of people gathered at multiple sites along the border, with Israeli forces using tear gas and live fire to force protesters back from the border.
Friday's protests were the first since the seeming breakdown of an informal truce agreement between Israel and Gaza's rulers Hamas.
That deal had seen Qatar provide $15 million in funds monthly to Gaza via Israeli territory.
On Thursday Hamas said it would no longer accept the money, saying Israel was not respecting the agreement.

 


Iran executes nurse convicted of murdering boy

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Iran executes nurse convicted of murdering boy

TEHRAN: Iran has executed a nurse convicted of murdering a six-year-old boy, the judiciary’s official news agency reported on Sunday.
The woman was found guilty of carrying out the murder in June 2016 while working for the boy’s grandmother at her home in Kelardasht city, in the northern province of Mazandaran.
The nurse was sentenced to death a year later.
She confessed to the premeditated murder and said she did it out of “anger,” the prosecutor said, quoted on Sunday by the Mizan Online news agency.
“The verdict was finalized as it was not appealed,” the prosecutor added.
The executed woman was not identified in the report. She was in her early 40s.
Iran does not publish official statistics on the number of people it executes.
But according to Amnesty International, while secretive China is the world’s “leading executioner,” Iran had the highest known figure in 2018 with at least 253 people put to death, down from 507 in 2017.