Israel reportedly kills 12-year-old boy at Gaza border, Hamas officials say
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Israel reportedly kills 12-year-old boy at Gaza border, Hamas officials say

Palestinian ministry claims the IDF killed the young demonstrator and injured at least 126 others during Friday prayers

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)

Palestinian officials said that Israel killed three protesters at the Gaza border, including a 12-year-old boy.

The Gaza Health Ministry also said that Israel wounded at least 126 protesters on Friday, according to Reuters.

Israel said the rioters were throwing explosive devices, grenades and rocks and rolling burning tires at soldiers, and that a group of Palestinians crossed over the border but later returned to Gaza, Reuters reported.

Israel says that the border protests, which started in March, are organised by the terrorist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

Also Friday, Israeli security forces closed off roads near the Gaza Strip.  The unusual move came hours after the country’s defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, tacitly threatened military action against Hamas.

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