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Israeli Forces Shoot Down Protester in Gaza

RAMALLAH – Israeli forces fired on Palestinian protesters during a night demonstration in the Gaza Strip, killing a teenager the same night when the regime’s fighter planes launched new air strikes on the besieged enclave, AFP said Thursday.
The 15-year-old boy, identified as Saif al-Deen Abu Zeid, was shot dead by Israeli forces at a rally Wednesday night in eastern Gaza, medical sources said.
Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP that the boy had died as a result of his injuries.
Several other young Palestinians were also wounded by live ammunition.
The shooting took place as Israeli warplanes also launched new air raids on the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.
Israeli warplanes have intensified their air strikes in recent weeks in various parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, targeting mainly positions belonging to Hamas resistance forces and their military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qaeda brigades, Qassam.
The assassination of the Palestinian teenager took place a few weeks after Israeli regime forces shot dead another Palestinian boy on 22nd February and wounded dozens of others at a large demonstration along the fence, the besieged Gaza Strip of the territories occupied by Israel.
The blockade of the Gaza Strip has been the scene of tension since last March following anti-occupation demonstrations.
Palestinians have staged weekly protests on the Gaza border since last year to protest the siege of the enclave and the right of refugees to return to their homes, from which they were forcibly evicted during the creation of Israel in 1948.
More than 260 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the start of anti-occupation protest rallies in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018 and more than 26,000 Palestinians have been injured.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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