Israeli troops shoot dead 1 Palestinian in eastern Gaza: medics

Israeli troops shoot dead 1 Palestinian in eastern Gaza: medics
# 11 January 2013 20:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A Palestinian was shot dead on Friday afternoon by Israeli troops' gunfire near the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Hamas-run ministry of health, told reporters that a 22-year-old Palestinian was killed after being shot by Israeli soldiers' gunfire near the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel.

Witnesses said that every Friday, dozens of Palestinians demonstrate against Israel near the border between the coastal enclave ruled by Islamic Hamas movement and Israel.

Since Egypt brokered a ceasefire agreement last November to end eight days of fighting between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and Israel, three Palestinians have been killed and more than 35 wounded in protests near the border.

According to the ceasefire agreement, both Israel and Gaza militants stopped heavy attacks, while Israel agreed to relax the blockade that had been imposed on the enclave for six years.

Hamas has repeatedly accused Israel of violating the ceasefire.

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