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Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed

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Relatives of Palestinian Ahmed Omar, who was killed during a protest near the Israeli Erez crossing with Gaza, mourn during his funeral in Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

GAZA CITY, Sept 20 — Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, killing a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian health ministry said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no knowledge of the incident, initially.

Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesman for Gaza’s health ministry, said 15-year-old Moamen Ibrahim Abu Eyada was shot dead by Israeli soldiers east of the town of Rafah, which lies at the southern end of the Gaza Strip and borders Egypt.

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