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Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian boy in Gaza Strip

April 11, 2016 8:49 P.M. (Updated: April 12, 2016 9:53 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday shot and injured a Palestinian boy in the central Gaza Strip.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces deployed near Hujr al-Dik area in central Gaza Strip opened fire at a young teenager herding cattle, injuring him in the foot.

Medical sources identified him as Amir al-Tarabin,13, and said he was in moderate condition.

An Israeli army spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Israeli forces frequently open fire on Palestinians inside of or near a military-imposed “buffer zone” on both land and seaside borders of the besieged enclave.

The exact limits of the zone are unclear but enforced with live fire, putting the lives of Palestinian farmers and fishermen who work near the border at risk.

The Israeli army says the use of live fire is necessary to deter potential "security threats." However, the practice has destroyed much of both the agricultural and fishing sectors of the impoverished coastal enclave, which has been under Israeli blockade nearly nine years.

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