TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians in Gaza, including a teenager, and another Palestinian teen in the occupied West Bank, health officials and the Israeli military said.
Gaza’s Health Ministry said 16-year-old Mohammad Jahjouh was fatally shot in the neck, while 25 others, including a local journalist, were wounded by Israeli gunfire, Daily Star reported.
It later said two men, aged 28 and 40, died of injuries they sustained at protests in two separate locations along the fence with Israel earlier in the day.
In Gaza, 8,000 Palestinians gathered near the border fence, the Israeli military said. A spokeswoman said the troops responded with “riot dispersal means” and fired in accordance with Israeli procedure.
Health officials in Gaza say over 220 Palestinians have been killed since they began weekly border protests on March 30 to demand the easing of Israel’s blockade and the right to return to land occupied by Israel in 1948.