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Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire in border protests: Gaza ministry

AFP  |  Gaza City 

A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli forces during protests along the border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

told AFP the woman, who was not identified, was shot in the head east of City.

The did not immediately respond to the specific incident but said around 12,000 Palestinians had gathered in multiple sites along the border.

"The rioters have burned tyres and hurled blocks, and grenades towards (Israeli) troops and at the Strip security fence," an said.

Troops were responding "in accordance with standard operating procedures". At least 14 other Palestinians were wounded by gunshots, al-Qudra said in a statement.

The latest fatality brought to at least 241 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since often violent border protests began in March.

The overwhelming majority have been men, though a female medic died in June.

Most of Palestinians killed were shot in weekly clashes but others have been hit by tank fire or airstrikes.

Two Israeli soldiers have been killed over the same period, one by a Palestinian sniper and another during an aborted special forces operation inside Gaza.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:35 IST