Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinians

AFPGAZA CITY (AFP-Jiji) — Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border on Friday, the territory’s health ministry said giving a new toll, as weeks of deadly clashes with protesters continued.

Among the dead was 15-year-old Haitham al-Jamal, who was shot on the border in southern Gaza east of the city of Khan Yunis, the ministry said. It earlier reported three deaths.

It said more than 100 Palestinians were also wounded by gunfire, including an AFP photographer, Mohammed Abed al-Baba, who was shot in the leg.

Baba, who has worked for AFP in Gaza since 2000, said he was shot in the leg while wearing a clearly identified press vest and helmet around 200 meters from the border east of Jabalia in northern Gaza.

Around 10,000 Palestinians gathered in five places along the border, the Israeli Army said, with clashes ensuing.Speech

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