Israeli troops open fire on Gazans, injure 2

Two Palestinians have been wounded in an attack by Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian emergency services say.

The incident happened on Friday when Israeli troops soldiers opened fire on the Palestinians near the border fence with Israel. One of the wounded is in critical condition.

On the same day, a Palestinian youth, who had been wounded by the Israeli gunfire in the besieged Gaza Strip, died of his injuries.

According to Israeli and Palestinian officials, the 16-year-old, identified as Adnan Abu Khater, succumbed to his wounds on Friday a day after Israeli forces shot him in the leg in the Jabalia city, located four kilometers north of Gaza City.

Israel has recently intensified its military operations on the besieged Palestinian territory.

In the early hours of Friday, Israeli warplanes carried out a series of aerial strikes on four targets in the central and northern Gaza Strip, said the regime in a statement.

The Israeli military frequently targets Palestinians along the border with Gaza, which has remained literally cut off from the outside world by a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007.

The regime also frequently bombs the coastal enclave, claiming the attacks are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.

By Press TV


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