Gaza teen killed during protest on border with Israel
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Gaza teen killed during protest on border with Israel

Montaser al-Baz, 17, reportedly shot by IDF troops and died later in hospital according to the Hamas' health ministry

Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

A 17-year-old Palestinian has been killed by Israeli fire during a protest along the perimeter fence with Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry said.

Montaser al-Baz was shot in the head on Tuesday and died hours later in hospital, the ministry said.

The Israeli military said 200 protesters burned tyres and threw explosive devices towards the fence.

It said Israeli troops opened fire at one protester who approached the fence and lobbed an explosive device.

Hamas has held weekly protests along the frontier for the past six months, aimed at easing a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

Recently, Hamas appears to be scaling back the protests amid renewed Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire with Israel.

Israeli fire has killed 157 Palestinians during the protests.

An Israeli soldier was shot dead in July.

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