Palestinian teen dies of wounds in shooting by Israeli army


(JTA) — A teenager shot by Israeli troops in Gaza died of his wounds, Palestinian medical sources said.

The 16-year-old died Friday afternoon from gunshot wounds sustained a day earlier after he and several other Palestinians approached the security fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to a report Friday on Israel Radio.

The teenager was identified by the Ma’an news agency as Adnan Abu Khater. He was shot near a section of the border fence near Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the report.

Separately, the Israel Air Force struck four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday in retaliation for the shooting of a rocket the day before from Gaza into the western Negev region. No one was hurt in the explosion.

The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that the strikes targeted three rocket launchers in the northern strip and another target in the central strip which the IDF termed part of terrorist infrastructure.

There were no reports of casualties in the airstrikes.

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