Sunday, May 18, 2014

Israeli forces shoot teen near border in Gaza


Palestinian workers collect gravel near the border in the northern Gaza
Strip on October 28, 2010. (MaanImages/Jared Malsin)
GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Israeli troops shot and lightly wounded a Palestinian boy in the Gaza Strip Saturday, the health ministry said.

A 16-year-old youth was shot near the separation barrier with Israel in Khan Yunis, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

The Israeli army said troops had opened fire at a Palestinian who was approaching the separation barrier on foot.

Also on Saturday, a fisherman was shot by Israeli forces near the northern border.