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Palestinian killed in Gaza following Israeli shelling

Gaza's border has seen weekly protests by Palestinians [AP]

Date of publication: 22 January, 2019

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Israeli tank fire has killed at least one person in Gaza, in the latest violence to hit the Palestinian enclave.
At least one Palestinian has been killed and two injured following shelling by an Israeli tank on Tuesday into Gaza.

Israel's military claimed that an officer was injured "during a riot in the southern Gaza Strip", leading to the shelling, with AFP saying the Israeli soldier was slightly injured after a bullet hit her helmet.

Israel claimed that the shells hit a Hamas position, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza.

Gaza's health ministry confirmed that a 24-year-old man was killed in the barrage and named as Mohammed al-Nabaheen.

It comes as Qatar prepares to transfer a third batch of funds for Hamas to pay salaries for civil servants.

Palestinians have held weekly protests on the Gaza border, over the ongoing Israeli blockade and a right to return.

More than 250 Palestinians were killed and 23,000 injured after Israeli troops opened fire on the protesters during demonstrations last year.

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