Gaza City (Palestinian Territories), Jun 29 (AFP) Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians, one in his early teens, in border clashes today in the southern Gaza Strip, the Hamas-ruled territory’s health ministry said. Also Read - Day After Violent Tractor Rally, Samyukt Kisan Morcha Says Will Not Allow Anybody to Break Protest

Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP a Palestinian youth aged about 13 was shot in the head near the town of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, without giving his name or exact age. Also Read - Vikas Gupta Gets Trolled For Sharing His Family Issues on Bigg Boss 14, Netizens Say ‘You Cannot Gain Sympathy Again’

He added that 24-year-old Mohammed al-Hamayda had died after being hit in the stomach by Israeli fire in a separate incident east of Rafah. Also Read - IPL 2021 Auction Player Prediction: Steve Smith to Aaron Finch, Players Who Could Fetch Biggest Bid at IPL 14 Mini Auction on February 18 in Chennai

The Israeli army gave no immediate comment.

Since protests broke out along the Gaza border on March 30, at least 137 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.

The majority were involved in protests but others were seeking to breach or damage the border fence.

No Israelis have been killed.

On Thursday, Abdel Fattah Abu Azoum, 17, was hit in the head by fire from an Israeli tank near Rafah in southern Gaza.

The Israeli army said he and a companion were trying to break through the border fence. (AFP) CPS CPS

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