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Israel marks anniversary amid tight security, Palestinian teenager killed

Israel organised celebrations to mark the 56th anniversary of its creation amid tight security, as the intifada cost the life of another teenage Palestinian stone-thrower in the Gaza Strip. The 14-year-old was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, said Palestinian medical sources. Military sources said troops had opened fire with “non-lethal ammunition” on a group of dozens of Palestinians throwing stones on an army position guarding a Jewish settlement. On Sunday night, an Israeli border guard was also killed and two others wounded in a drive-by attack by Palestinian gunmen, minutes after sirens rang across the country to commemorate the Jewish state’s fallen soldiers, military sources said. Full Story

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