Two children killed in IOF shooting in southern Gaza

Palestinian Information Centre

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Two Palestinian children were killed at the hands of Israeli occupation forces (IOF) to the east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on Saturday afternoon.

Medical sources told the PIC reporter that 13-year-old Marwan Barbakh was shot and killed while participating in a peaceful march against Israeli atrocities in the West Bank, while five others were wounded.

They said that one of those seriously wounded, 15-year-old Khalil Othman, died later of his wounds at hospital.

Dozens of young men had gone on a peaceful demonstration for the second day running to the east of Khan Younis where IOF soldiers opened live fire at them.

Earlier in the day, hundreds of Gaza school students marched to the northern Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing and burnt tires while chanting slogans supportive of the uprising in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Seven Palestinians were killed and 145 others were wounded by IOF gunfire in similar demonstrations on Friday, including three killed and 11 wounded in Khan Younis.