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Three Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike

Updated October 29, 2018

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This file photo from March 2017 shows a protester holding a Palestinian flag in the midst of clashes at a protest against new Jewish settlements in Mughayer village near the West Bank city of Ramallah.  — AP/File Photo
This file photo from March 2017 shows a protester holding a Palestinian flag in the midst of clashes at a protest against new Jewish settlements in Mughayer village near the West Bank city of Ramallah. — AP/File Photo

GAZA CITY: Three Palestinians were killed on Sunday in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the enclave said.

Ministry spokesman Ash­raf al Qudra said emergency crews were transporting the bodies of the dead, who appeared to be in their early teens, to hospital in Gaza.

The Israeli military said that one of its aircraft had fired on a group of Pales­tinians near the Gaza border.

“A short while ago, three Palestinians approached the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip, attempted to damage it and were apparently involved

in placing an improvised explosive device adjacent to it,” a statement said.

“In response, an IDF (Israel defence forces) aircraft fired towards them.” Tensions have been high along the Gaza-Israel frontier since Palestinians began a wave of border protests in March.

At least 217 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the months of demonstrations and clashes along the border.

Published in Dawn, October 29th, 2018

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