A Palestinian teen shot in the head by Israeli soldiers during weekly demonstrations on the border with Gaza has died.
Abed al-Raouf Ismail Salha, 14, died in a Gaza hospital on Monday after being shot in eastern Jabaliya on Friday, according to reports citing Gaza’s Health Ministry. The teen was shot with live bullets, the ministry said.
A Palestinian woman was reported killed and dozens were wounded amid riots and protests by 13,000 Palestinians on Friday as part of the so-called Great March of Return that began in March.
Some 257 Palestinians have been killed in demonstrations related to the weekly protests, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.
Jewish man assaulted in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights
A 19-year-old Jewish man was attacked by a group of black teenagers in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
There have been several assaults by blacks on identifiably Jewish victims in Crown Heights, a neighbourhood with large Hasidic Jewish and black populations, over the last year.
The victim was “violently assaulted,” Collive reported, and was taken to Maimonides Hospital to be treated for light injuries.
A nearby security camera captured the teens on video, though not the actual assault, according to the report. The alleged assailants fled.
The New York Police Department is investigating the attack in conjunction with the Hate Crimes Task Force.
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