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Palestinians demand "revenge" at the funeral of a boy killed by Israeli fire



Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – On Saturday, thousands of Palestinians participated in the funeral of the 11-year-old son of a Hamas military commander killed in the southern Gaza Strip by Israeli fire. [

Yasser Abu al-Naja, whose father is a member of the military wing of Hamas, was shot in the face of border clashes near the southern city of Khan Yunis on Friday.

Older members of Hamas who rule the blockaded The Gaza Strip and the commanders of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades attended the funeral.

"Yasser's martyrdom is clear evidence of the crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people," Khalil al-Hayya said of the ceremony

"The occupiers killed the child in cold blood," said Hayya, a member of the Islamist Politburo Palestinian group.

The boy was one of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday by Israeli troops in border conflicts souther According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Coastal Enclave

his exact age was initially unclear, but his family said on Saturday that Yasser was born on September 19, 2006.

The second fatality was identified as Mohammed al Hamayda, 24, was shot in the stomach in a separate incident east of Rafah in southern Gaza. There was a separate funeral.

The army said thousands of Palestinians had committed "extremely violent riots" on Friday and "committed various terrorist acts in various locations" along the border with Israel.

An Explanation These troops responded with "riot-propagating means" and "resorted to fire" when they failed.

She said the boy's death would be investigated.

Protests have taken place along the Gaza border since March 30. At least 137 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.

The majority was involved in protests, others tried to break or damage the border fence.

No Israelis were killed.


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