ISRAELI FORCES SHOOT, INJURE PALESTINIAN TEEN NEAR GAZA BORDER

Photo: Ma'an News Agency
Photo: Ma’an News Agency

Bethlehem, 23 Shawwal 1436/ 8 August 2015 (MINA) – Israeli troops shot and injured a Palestinian teenager east of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday night, local sources told Ma’an.

The boy, identified as 14-year-old Mahir Shatat, was hit by a live fire in his cheek and was taken to a local hospital, Maan News Agency  quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that Shatat was shot because he approached the border fence separating Gaza from Israeli-controlled territories.

Separately, Israeli forces opened fire Saturday morning on Palestinian farmers tending to their lands near the eastern border of the coastal enclave.

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No casualties have been reported. (T/P010/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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