On the border of the Gaza strip, a Palestinian was killed in a skirmish with the Israeli military

© AFP 2017 / Moment Abbas of the Palestinians with the Israeli military. Archival photoOn the border of the Gaza strip, a Palestinian was killed in a skirmish with the Israeli military© 2017 AFP / Abbas Momani

A Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli forces on the Gaza border, told RIA Novosti the representative of the medical services of the enclave, Ashraf al-Kidra.

Soldiers, he said, used their weapons to disperse protests, which took place near the town of Jabaliya in the Northern Gaza strip.

«Citizen Ayed Juma was killed when Israeli soldiers opened fire on demonstrating Palestinian youth. He was wounded in the head and was admitted to the hospital already in a lifeless state,» said al-Kidra.

The representative of the Israeli army, quoted by Reuters, said that the military had used the weapons, when hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the border fence, began to throw their stones and burning tires, having ignored appeals to disperse and warning shots into the air.

According to Reuters, the victim belonged to the military wing of grouping «Islamic Jihad».

A similar incident occurred earlier in the week in the South of the Gaza strip, where the fire from the Israeli side killed the protesters against the blockade of the enclave.

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