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

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

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

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.