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Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army: medics

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli army: medics
An Israeli border policeman fires tear gas canisters at Palestinian demonstrators during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories: Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in Gazain a flare-up after soldiers were wounded by an explosive device along the Palestinian enclave’s border, Gaza medical sources said Sunday.

The fatalities were identified by the Gaza health ministry as Salam Sabah and Abdullah Abu Sheikha, both 17, who were killed during a strike east of Rafah in southern Gaza.

According to Palestinian eye witnesses, the two were killed by shots near the border.

The Israeli army said that its forces had fired “warning shots”at a number of Palestinians approaching the border fence”in a suspicious manner”.

Their death comes after Israel launched a series of air strikes targeting 18 “terror targets belonging to Hamas”in Gaza,after the explosive device wounded soldier sand a projectile from Gaza hit in an Israeli border town.

AFP