Israeli forces kill two Palestinian teens during border protests

According to the Palestinian Health Minister, two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli forces along the Gaza border on Friday.

Relatives of Palestinians killed at the Israeli Gaza border fence react in a hospital in northern Gaza on September 6, 2019.

Relatives of Palestinians killed at the Israeli Gaza border fence react in a hospital in northern Gaza on September 6, 2019.
(Reuters)

On Friday, health officials say two Palestinian youths were killed in Israeli fires protesting along the Gaza border.

Ali al-Ashqar, 17, was shot to the neck along the fence of the eastern border of Zavalia in northern Gaza.

A spokesman said the second teenage boy in the east of Gaza City was shot and later called 14-year-old Khalid Al-Laba.

The Israeli army refused to comment on death.

But according to the statement, about 6,200 "riots and demonstrators" gathered along the border, throwing "fire bombs and explosions" into the troops and approaching the fence.

Palestinians have been protesting weekly along the fortress border fence since March 2018.

Protesters are urging Israel to end the collapsed, illegal siege of the coastal area and demand the right of families in Israel as of 1948 to return to their fled land.

Israel accused Hamas of using the demonstrations as an attack, as the return meant the end of the Jewish state.

Gaza health spokesman Ashraf al-Khudra says 46 Israelis were wounded Friday.

UN adviser Nikolai Mladenov says the murder of the two teenagers is "fearful."

"Israel must correct the use of power," he wrote on Twitter. The protesters demanded the "peaceful" end of violence.

At least 308 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli fires since Gaza began.

Seven Israelites died.

The protests have calmed in recent months.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

Source: AFP

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