Gaza City, Mar 30 (AFP) A 16-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces today, the health ministry in the Gaza Strip said, as bloody clashes on the border with Israel escalated.

Ahmed Ouda was shot in a clash north of Gaza City, the ministry said, as thousands of people took part in major protests all along the border.

Three other protesters were shot dead, while a farmer died when he was hit by a tank shell, Palestinian officials said.(AFP) AMS

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