Relatives of a Palestinian teenager who was killed on Friday afternoon by Israeli gunfire gather around his body at a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, on Nov. 29, 2019. A Palestinian teenager was killed and another injured on Friday afternoon by Israeli gunfire in the east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, close to the border with Israel. (Photo by Khaled Omar/Xinhua)
GAZA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian teenager was killed and another injured on Friday afternoon by Israeli gunfire in the east of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, close to the border with Israel.
The Health Ministry in Gaza said in a press statement that Israeli soldiers shot and killed 16-year-old Fahed el-Astal and moderately wounded another teenager near the border fence.
The teen was shot in his abdomen and died shortly after arriving at the hospital in southern Gaza, the statement added.
Earlier in the day, medics said a Palestinian militant succumbed to his wounds sustained during the recent violence in Gaza between the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Israel.
Meanwhile, Ashraf al-Qedra, the ministry spokesman, said in a text message that a man died on Thursday of his wounds sustained in an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia.
Sources said the man is a member of al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement.
Al-Qedra said the casualty toll in the recent Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip had grown up to 36 killed, 20 of them civilians, and more than 100 others injured.
Egypt and the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov managed to broker a cease-fire agreement in mid-November between PIJ and Israel that ended the tension between them.
Meanwhile, the Highest Commission of the Great March of Return announced on Friday in a press statement that it decided to postpone the weekly anti-Israel protests on the border between the eastern Gaza Strip and Israel.
It is the third consecutive Friday that the commission postpones the weekly anti-Israel rallies, which said in the statement that the postponement resulted from the fear of new Israeli retaliation.
The anti-Israel protests started in March last year, and went on every week to demand the lift of a tight blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2007 when Hamas violently seized control of the enclave.
The Health Ministry in Gaza said earlier that the Israeli army has killed 313 Palestinian demonstrators and wounded more than 19,000 others by live ammunition since the beginning of the rallies.