Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teenager in Gaza Clash

Published November 28th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager in clashes near the Karni crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Tuesday, hospital officials said, the first to be killed on the day. 

Imad al-Daya, 17, who was shot in the head during the clashes, died several hours later, they said. 

Earlier Tuesday, the officials said a Palestinian boy died of wounds suffered during clashes with Israeli troops in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip five days ago. 

Karam al-Kurd, 14, had been hit in the head with an Israeli bullet at Rafah, near the border with Egypt, they said. 

Their deaths brings to 292 the number of people killed, mainly Palestinians, in two months of Israeli-Palestinian unrest. 

Some 24 people were wounded in violent confrontations with Israeli forces on Tuesday at Rafah and the Karni crossing point between Israel and the Gaza Strip, hospital officials said. 

The Israeli army also reported a bomb explosion in the path of a military patrol between Karni and the nearby Jewish settlement of Netzarim. One soldier was slightly injured from shrapnel and treated on the spot. 

The army had earlier reported two bomb explosions on Tuesday -- near the settlement of Gush Katif in the southern Gaza Strip and in Rafah -- but said no one was injured. 

In the West Bank, Israeli troops shot another six Palestinians with live ammunition after being targeted with stones in the West Bank village of al-Khader, near Bethlehem -- GAZA CITY (AFP) 

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