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Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces:

AFP  |  Gaza City 

Two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead in clashes with today, Palestinian officials said, amid tensions over US Donald Trump's recent declaration and a deadly gun attack.

Amir Abu Musaid, 16, was shot in the chest near the border fence east of in central Gaza, the health ministry in the strip announced, following protests against Trump's controversial recognition of as Israel's capital.

The said dozens of Palestinians were involved in "riots" along the border, throwing stones and burning tyres. The statement said two other Palestinians were injured in the clashes.

It said it shot at three who "put our forces in danger".

Later another teenager was shot in the in clashes near the city of in the occupied West

Family members identified him as Ali Omar Qino, 16. has not yet commented on the second incident.

It occurred as Israeli forces continue to search the area around after Israeli rabbi was shot dead near the city on Tuesday by unknown assailants.

Sixteen Palestinians and an Israeli have been killed since Trump's December 6 decision, which angered Palestinians who see as their capital.

Fourteen of the Palestinians were killed in clashes, while two were killed in an Israeli air strike on in response to rocket fire.

It was unclear whether the gun attack on the Israeli or Thursday's shooting death of the Palestinian near were related to Trump's declaration.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:40 IST
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