Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli fire during protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Health Ministry says a 14-year-old Palestinian who was shot by Israeli forces during mass protests along the perimeter fence over the weekend has died of his wounds.

The ministry’s statement says Abdelraouf Salhah was shot in the head during the protest last Friday. A 43-year-old female activist was also killed, and two dozen Palestinians were wounded.

Hamas has been orchestrating weekly mass protests along the perimeter fence since last March to protest an Israeli and Egyptian blockade imposed on Gaza when the Islamic militant group seized power in 2007. At least 187 Palestinians have been killed since the protests began, and thousands of Palestinians have been wounded. An Israeli soldier was also killed.

Israel says it’s protecting its border from infiltrators who could carry out attacks.

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