Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire

Frederick Owens
February 11, 2019

Another eight Palestinians were shot at different protest sites along the border, the ministry added.

14-year-old Hasan Shalabi who was killed by a bullet in the chest by Israeli sniper fire, was reported to be the grandson of the sister of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, raising alarm over further potential escalation.

"They are hurling rocks at (Israeli) troops and towards the security fence, as well as a number of explosive devices that did not cross the fence", a spokesman said, adding that they had heard grenade explosions. They have seen the death of about 190 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier.

The only options previously available to Palestinians in the Netherlands were "Israel" and "unknown" - the latter addad as an option in 2014 because Palestinians had protested against putting Israel as their place of birth.

Since Palestinians began holding almost-daily rallies along the buffer zone in March of a year ago, Israeli forces have killed more than 250 Palestinians and wounded more than 25.000, including children, women, and elders, according to the Ministry of Health.

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Earlier this week, Israel began reinforcing its Gaza security fence with a galvanized steel barrier 65 kilometers long (40 miles) and six meters high (20 feet).

Palestinians have been staging weekly protests since last March at the border of Gaza, an enclave controlled by Hamas. At least 295 Palestinians were and about 6,000 wounded during the 46 weeks of clashes.

"The Israeli occupation forces carry out crimes and rely on the American immunity, and this encourages Israel to keep committing more crimes", PCHR said.

Israel has fought three wars against Hamas since the miltant group took control of the enclave in 2007.

The suspect comes from the flashpoint city of Hebron in the south of the occupied West Bank, police said.

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