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Palestinian teen dies from wounds sustained in Gaza unrest: ministry

Palestinian protesters and rescuers carry a wounded protester during a demonstration along the Israel-Gaza border on August 3, 2018
Said KHATIB (AFP)

A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the enclave said.

Saheeb Abu Kashef, 16, died late Saturday after being shot on August 3 east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the ministry.

At least 180 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed since protests and clashes erupted along the border on March 30.

One Israeli soldier has been killed since then.

Israel accuses Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, of seeking to use the protests to carry out attacks or infiltrations.

It says its actions are necessary to defend the border.

Palestinians and rights groups say protesters have been shot while posing little threat.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

Three Palestinians were killed on Friday during clashes with Israeli forces, including a 12-year-old boy.

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