Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes

Paramedics carry a wounded Palestinian protester during a demonstration along the Israeli fence east of Gaza City. (File photo: AFP)

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli fire in clashes near the border in southern Gaza late on Wednesday, the health ministry in the enclave said.

The ministry said Mumin Abu Ayeda, 15, was shot along the heavily-guarded border east of Rafah in southern Gaza.

The border between Gaza and Israel has been the scene of weekly Palestinian demonstrations since March 30 and recently, protests have taken place late at night, as was the case on Wednesday.

The Israeli military said earlier that during the day there had been several incidents along the Gaza-Israel border. It said there were no Israeli casualties.

At least 182 Palestinians have been killed in the protests, according to Palestinian health officials.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51