GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian has died from Israeli gunfire during nighttime skirmishes along Gaza-Israel frontier.
Saif Abu Zaied was wounded in the head Wednesday and died at a hospital, the ministry said early Thursday.
The circumstances were not immediately known, but the incident occurred as dozens of youths engaged in “nighttime confusion,” a more violent form of protests involving firebombs and laser lights directed at Israeli forces along the border fence.
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The night skirmishes are complementary to the weekly daytime protests that Gaza’s Hamas rulers have staged for a year.
The Islamic militant group wants an end to a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the Palestinian enclave.
On Wednesday, the Israeli military said a projectile was fired from Gaza and activated warning sirens in southern Israel.
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