15-Year-Old Palestinian Dies of Wounds Sustained During Gaza Protests

Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded youth during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, May 11, 2018. Adel Hana/AP

Gaza’s Health Ministry reported Saturday evening that a 15-year-old Palestinian died of wounds he sustained during Friday’s protests along the border. The ministry identified him as Jamal Abu Arahman Afaneh.

The development brings the death toll of Friday’s protests up to two. A 40-year-old Palestinian was shot to death by Israeli forces and 700 others were wounded by Israeli army gunfire during the demonstrations.

Earlier on Saturday evening, the Israeli military said the air force struck an attack tunnel in Gaza. Explosions were heard in the Strip’s north.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the tunnel was located a few meters from Israeli territory and, upon completion, would have led to the Israeli community of Kibbutz Erez.

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SOURCE: Haaretz, Jack Khoury