GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli forces killed two Palestinians during protests held across the Gaza Strip on Friday.
Yasir Amjad Musa Abu Naja, 14, was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper on Friday in Khan Younis, according to the Gaza health ministry.
The teenager succumbed to his wounds at a hospital after he was shot during afternoon demonstrations.
Mohammed al-Hamayda, 24, was killed east of al-Bureij, central Gaza, close to the Israeli fence separating the besieged coastal enclave from Israel.
Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said that at least 135 Palestinians had been killed and more than 14,000 injured since a wave of protests began in late March.
Palestinians kickstarted the Great March of Return protest campaign earlier this year to call for the right of return for refugees displaced in 1948 from their towns and villages in what is now Israel. Israel’s military has responded to the peaceful demonstrations with deadly force.
The protests have persisted despite the crackdown. (MEE)