The Chronicle



JERUSALEM: A 12-year-old Palestinia­n boy shot last week by Israeli soldiers during clashes along the border with Gaza has died of his injuries, the territory’s health ministry said on Saturday.

Omar Hassan Abu al-Nile was hit during clashes last Saturday on the sidelines of a demonstrat­ion near the border fence separating the Gaza Strip and the Jewish state, the official Palestinia­n news agency Wafa said.

Around 100 mourners attended his funeral in the afternoon.

The August 21 unrest left around 40 people wounded, according to Gaza’s Hamas rulers, including a 32-yearold Palestinia­n man who died on Wednesday.

An Israeli police officer was shot, and remains in a critical condition. The Israeli army said it had responded with live fire and other measures to Palestinia­n “rioters”.

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