GAZA CITY – Two Palestinians, including a teenager, were killed and injured on Friday by Israeli gun battles, Gaza Strip health officials said, as weekly border rallies continued by the militant Islamist group that governs the area. A one-year-old man was fatally shot in the head and a 24-year-old man died of gunshot wounds on the leg and abdomen, the Ministry of Health in Gaza reported
More than 130 wounded were evacuated to hospital in hospitals with at least three injured in serious condition, the ministry said , About 90 others received first aid.
A medical doctor, Mutasem Khatib, said the teenager threw stones "very close to the fence" before being shot.
Israeli military had no immediate comments.
Hamas, the group that governs Gaza, has led to violent protests for three months. More than 125 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since their inception.
Israel says it defends its border and surrounding communities and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover for attempts to break the fence and launch attacks
The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights warned a separate development on Friday a "disaster" in southern Syria, where government forces push offensive against insurgents, causing more people to leave their homes and live in wretched conditions in open areas
Syrian state television said troops had the main village of Ibtah in the southern province Daraa enter after opposing gunmen have handed over their arms and asked to be accepted into an amnesty. Syrian troops have invaded the south of the country, one of the last rebel controlled areas in the country, under the guise of air raids and intense shelling.
Gaza Raids Partly Focus Attention to the Israeli-Egyptian Blockade After Hamas confiscated Gaza in 2007, the weapons were laid down.
By late Friday afternoon, protesters flocked to five camps set up some 300 meters from the Israeli border. A few dozen ventured to the fence, throwing stones and firebombs at the Israeli forces.
Other Palestinians launched kites and balloons that were fueled with fires in neighboring Israeli communities to cause fires.
Israel fights flaming dragons and arsonists from Gaza with big fires, destroying forests, burning grain and killing animals and cattle
Palestinians said they shot down an Israeli drone in central Gaza that fired tear gas at protesters. Videos of the episode surfaced, showing dozens of teenagers gathering to record the drone and singing "God is great" in Arabic, while others shot with pistols in the air.