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Palestinian teen shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

A relative mourns over the body of Palestinian teenager Amir Abu Musaid at the al-Aqsa hospital, after he was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli military on January 11, 2018. (AFP)

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli military along the Gaza border on Thursday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said.

It said the 16-year-old was shot in the chest near the border fence east of Al-Bureij camp in central Gaza, following protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The statement said two other Palestinians were injured in the clashes.

The Israeli army said it was looking into the incident.

Fifteen Palestinians and an Israeli have been killed since Trump’s December 6 decision, which angered Palestinians who see Jerusalem as their capital.

Thirteen of the Palestinians were killed in clashes, while two were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza in response to rocket fire.

Israeli rabbi Raziel Shevah was shot dead in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, with security forces continuing to search for the assailant.

It was unclear whether the gun attack on the Israeli was related to Trump’s declaration.

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Last Update: Thursday, 11 January 2018 KSA 19:30 - GMT 16:30
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