Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire in border protests

At least 25 other Palestinians receive gunshot wounds

Afp January 11, 2019
Palestinian protesters run through tear gas fumes during clashes with Israeli forces during a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Gaza City. PHOTO: AFP

GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman during protests along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said the woman was shot in the head east of Gaza City.

Qudra named her as Amal al-Taramsi, 43, saying she was the third woman to die in months of clashes that have seen at least 241 Palestinians killed.

At least 25 other Palestinians received gunshot wounds, al-Qudra said in a statement.

In June, a female Palestinian medical volunteer was shot dead in border clashes.

Protests have calmed in recent months amid an informal truce between Israel and Hamas.



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