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Israeli fire wounds Gaza teenager

14-year old boy injured in foot close to border fence, Gazan medics say

A Guardium UGV on patrol along the Gaza border fence (Photo credit: Courtesy IDF)
A Guardium UGV on patrol along the Gaza border fence (Photo credit: Courtesy IDF)

GAZA — Israeli troops shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday in the second such incident in 24 hours, medics said.

The boy suffered injuries to his foot after coming under fire in his village close to the border, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said in a statement.

On Sunday, Israeli fire wounded a farmer near the border fence, Kidra added.

Under Israel’s blockade of the coastal territory, residents of Gaza are not allowed to come within 100 meters (yards) of the border fence on foot, or 300 meters in a vehicle.

Israeli soldiers often fire at Palestinians who stray closer.

The Israeli army said it was looking into the latest reported shooting, which comes just over a month after a fragile ceasefire went into force between Israel and Gaza’s Islamist de facto rulers Hamas, following a 50-day war.

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