Israeli forces fatally shoot 12-year-old in Gaza Strip

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH  Palestinians gather around the body of Palestinian boy Marwan Barbakh,12, who was shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday, at a hospital morgue in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip October 10, 2015. Israeli security forces on Saturday shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15, one of them Barbakh, in protests along Gaza's border fence, Palestinian medics said, and Israeli police said they killed three Palestinian assailants in separate violence in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

KHAN YOUNES, October 13, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli troops stationed along the border with Gaza shot and killed on Monday night a 12-year-old child east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, according to medical sources.

The Ministry of Health said Abdullah Abu Mudaif was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the border fence. Local sources said the shooting came from Kissufim military outpost.

In the meantime, Israeli forces opened a hail of gunfire at Palestinians’ homes and lands to the east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. There were no reports of casualties, however.