Palestinian Teen Dies after Being shot by Israeli Regime in Gaza

A 15-year-old Palestinian died on Saturday after being shot by Israeli forces during mass border protests in Gaza the day before, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Palestinian news agency Maan reported that the boy, Jamal Afaneh, was shot in the head near the city of Rafah in Gaza's south.

His death brought the toll during Friday's clashes to two and makes Afaneh the 54th Palestinian killed since protests began on March 30 calling for Palestinians to be able to return to the homes they fled in 1948, which are now inside Israel.

Organizers have said they want the protests to remain peaceful, but the Israel military says Hamas has used the demonstrations to carry out terror attacks and that participants hurl explosives, rocks and Molotov cocktails at troops.

On Friday, the army said some 15,000 Palestinians took part in protests and clashes on the Israeli border in five different locations.

Eighteen Palestinians copped bullet wounds from live Israeli fire, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Israel's use of live has sparked international outcries and calls for an investigation, particularly after the death of several minors and two journalists.

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