Palestinian killed in night clashes with Israeli soldiers in southern Gaza

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-20 05:51:04|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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GAZA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday night during clashes between dozens of Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in southern Gaza Strip, according to Gaza Health Ministry.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in Gaza, told reporters that Mo'emen Abu Eyada, 15 years old, was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers' gunfire east of Rafah town near the border with Israel on Wednesday night.

Earlier on Wednesday, al-Qedra said that 13 Palestinians were injured, including five with live gunshots, during evening clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers east of the central Gaza Strip town of Deir el-Ballah.

Clashes on the border have been going on recently almost on a daily basis, amid calls of the Gaza-based High Commission of Marches and Breaking the Israeli Siege Imposed on the Coastal Enclave.

Over the past few days, dozens of Palestinian activists formed a unit called the unit of night confusion, which demonstrates every night near the border with Israel. They burn tires and try to cut the barbed wires of the border fence.

Over the past two days, four Palestinian demonstrators were killed and dozens of others injured in the night protests.

The Commission, founded on March 30, has been organizing weekly protests and rallies on the border with Israel every Friday.

The demonstrators demand Israel to end the nearly 12 years of blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since Hamas movement violently seized control of the enclave in 2007.

Mediation efforts have so far failed to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas-led Gaza factions due to deep differences between the Islamic movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party.