The Latest: Gaza officials say 2nd teen killed in protests

The Latest: Gaza officials say 2nd teen killed in protests

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on protests at Gaza border with Israel (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

Gaza's health ministry says a second Palestinian teenager has died from a gunshot wound in protests along the territory's frontier with Israel.

Tamer Abu el-Khair, 17, was hit with a gunshot in the chest Saturday in the southern city of Khan Younis and died at the hospital, the ministry added.

This puts to three the number of Palestinians killed Saturday.

Earlier, another 17-year-old protester was shot dead in Gaza City.

At dawn, before the protests began, a Palestinian youth was killed after night-long skirmishes along the fence.

Saturday's protests, which drew tens of thousands, marked the first anniversary of the weekly events Gaza's Hamas rulers have launched against a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

The ministry said 64 protesters were wounded with live fire.

Published on: Mar 30, 2019 16:50:43

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