TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Gaza's Health Ministry said that Israeli forces killed a 15-year old Palestinian boy during a protest in the northern Gaza Strip near the Erez border crossing on Wednesday afternoon.

The Palestinian teenager reportedly died of a head injury. Gaza's Health Ministry say the boy was shot in the head and died of his wounds.

Other reports say the boy was killed when a tear gas canister struck him on the head.

More than a dozen were wounded in the protest. Injured demonstrators were seen being evacuated from the site of the protest as tear gas billowed. Israeli forces used rubber bullets and live fire to disperse protesters.