Funeral Held for Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Troops in Gaza
- Published on Nov 30, 2019
- A funeral was held, Saturday, November 30, for a Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces near the border fence with the Gaza Strip, Friday.
Gaza's health authorities say a Palestinian teenager has been killed as Israeli troops opened fire at people near the Gaza-Israel frontier.
The health ministry said Friday that 16-year-old Fahed al-Astal was shot in the stomach. It said four other protesters were wounded.
Witnesses say dozens of people have gathered near the perimeter fence east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, though there was no official demonstration planned Saturday.
For the third straight week, the territory's Hamas rulers canceled the regular Friday protests for fear of instability. This followed two days of fighting between Israel and the smaller Islamic Jihad militant group earlier this month.