Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: ministry

A Palestinian protester runs past a burning tire holding a Palestinian flag during clashes following a demonstration along the border east of Gaza City in the central Gaza Strip, on September 7, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 08 September 2018
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Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: ministry

GAZA CITY: A teenager was shot dead by the Israeli army during renewed clashes on the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Palestinian strip said.
Bilal Khafaja, 17, was shot in the chest during clashes east of Rafah in southern Gaza, the ministry said in a statement.
Thousands of protesters again approached the border in multiple locations Friday evening, the latest in months of violent demonstrations.
Balloons with incendiary devices attached were again flown across the border, after being largely absent in recent weeks.
Earlier Friday a Palestinian succumbed to his wounds, two months after being shot during protests, the health ministry said.
Amjed Hamdouna, 19, was wounded on July 14.
At least 174 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since protests broke out on March 30.
One Israeli soldier was shot by a Palestinian sniper.
The protesters are calling for Palestinian refugees to be allowed to return to the homes they fled from in the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948.
Israel accuses Gaza's rulers Hamas of manipulating the protests and of seeking to plan attacks.


Palestinian jailed for life for murder of Israeli

Updated 23 September 2019

Palestinian jailed for life for murder of Israeli

  • Fayiz Hamed was found guilty of voluntary homicide and attempted murders
  • The four Israelis were in a car when they came under fire at a crossroads near the settlement of Shvut Rachel in 2015

JERUSALEM: An Israeli military court Monday sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment for a 2015 shooting in the occupied West Bank that killed an Israeli and wounded three others, the army said.
Fayiz Hamed was found guilty of voluntary homicide and attempted murders.
The four Israelis were in a car when they came under fire at a crossroads near the settlement of Shvut Rachel on June 29, 2015, the army said in a statement.
The military accused the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, of carrying out the gun attack.
Hamas praised the attack without claiming responsibility.