TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians, one of them a 14-year-old boy, and wounded 415 others with live fire and tear gas during protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza health officials said.
Gaza medical officials said the boy, Yasser Abu Al-Naja and Mohammad Al-Hamayda, 24, were hit by live bullets.
They added that four other men wounded by live fire were in critical condition, Reuters reported.
Gaza officials say Israeli troops have killed at least 135 people since the weekly protests began on March 30.
Palestinians say the protests are a popular outpouring of rage against Israel by refugees demanding the right to return to homes their families fled or were expelled from on Israel’s founding 70 years ago.
Tens of thousands took part when the protests were launched at several locations along the Gaza border.
Israel’s deadly tactics have drawn international condemnation. But support has come from its main ally, the United States.
Israel maintains a naval blockade of Gaza and tight restrictions on the movement of people and goods at its land borders. Egypt has also kept its own Gaza frontier largely closed.