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Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian protester in Gaza Strip

Oct. 28, 2015 6:43 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 28, 2015 6:43 P.M.)
(MaanImages)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian protester Wednesday during clashes along the border fence area in the central Gaza Strip, the Gaza-based Palestinian Ministry of Health said. 

Spokesperson of the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma'an that Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian protesters east of al-Breij refugee camp, shooting and injuring one in the leg.

Al-Qidra said that the Palestinian was taken to the Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in central Gaza Strip in moderate condition.

Protests along the border fence in Gaza have been frequent since the start of the month, during which at least 15 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza alone.

Israeli army spokespeople have reported multiple border breaches during clashes. 

Separately a woman who was 5-months-pregnant was killed, along with her 2-year-old daughter, in an Israeli airstrike on the strip earlier this month. 

At least 61 Palestinians have been killed since the start of October, in upheaval that the Hamas government in Gaza has encouraged. At least 10 Israelis have been killed by Palestinians during that same time. 

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