Two Palestinian teenagers die during protests along Gaza-Israel border

epa06109612 Fighters from Ezz-Al Din Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian Hamas movement attend a protest against the security measures at the al-Aqsa mosque after friday prayer in Gaza City on, 25 July 2017. Israeli Authorities shut down the al-Aqsa mosque to Muslims and tourists following an attack on Israeli police at the site on 14 July 2017, prohibiting Friday prayers at the mosque for the first time in 48 years. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

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Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old during protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.

Reuters reports that the dead was identified as Khaled Al-Rabai, 14, and Ali Al-Ashqar, 17. Seventy protesters were wounded, 38 of them by live fire, medical officials said.

“A few hours later five projectiles were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, the Israeli military confirmed after rocket warning sirens sounded in the Israeli border town of Sderot and two nearby villages shortly before midnight. One rocket fell in an open field but there were no injuries, Israeli media reports said. Israel responded with tank and air strikes on a number of Hamas military targets in the northern Gaza Strip, an Israeli military spokesman said. Palestinian officials said no one was injured”, according to the news agency report.

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