One Palestinian boy killed, 395 others injured by IOF in Gaza border

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 A 17-year-old Palestinian was killed by live Israeli fire in the weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza border, while at least another 395 were wounded, the Gaza Health Ministry reported Friday.

Bilal Khafaja, 17, was shot in the chest during clashes east of Rafah in southern Gaza, the ministry said in a statement.

According the ministry 174 received treatment in Palestinian hospitals in several cities in the Gaza Strip, 100 of them wounded with live bullets, 35 were children.

that statment added that three journalists and three paramedics were wounded by Israeli soldiers during the clashes.

Some 7,000 Palestinian attended the demonstrations, which protested U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cut the entire U.S. aid budget of the UN agency UNRWA in charge of assisting Palestinian refugees and their descendants.

Hundreds of angry Palestinian youths burned dolls representing US president Donaled Trump in Khan Younis city for his crimes against the Palestinian people.

Earlier Friday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said a 19-year-old Palestinian man died of wounds he had sustained in clashes along the border on July 14.

The ministry identified the man as Amjad Hamdona, whose death brings the amount of demonstrators killed along the border to 173.

The military meanwhile said that one of its aircraft struck a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza Strip after a grenade was thrown toward troops.

Another observation post was also targeted elsewhere in Gaza.

The IOF said morning that it had struck a group of Palestinian that had launched incendiary balloons from the northern Gaza Strip toward Israel.

Palestinian reports said the attack targeted Beit Hanoun and wounded one.