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Israeli strike 'kills Gaza youths planting bomb' Israeli strike 'kills Gaza youths planting bomb'
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Three Palestinian youths have been killed in an Israeli air strike in the border area between Israel and Gaza, Palestinian officials say. Three Palestinian youths have been killed in an Israeli air strike near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, Palestinian officials say.
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says boys aged between 12 and 14 died near the town of Khan Younis. Gaza's health ministry said the dead were boys aged 13 and 14.
Israel says the Palestinians were trying to plant an explosive device near the border fence in southern Gaza. The Israeli military said it targeted suspected militants who approached the border fence and "were apparently involved in placing" a bomb next to it.
Palestinians in Gaza have been protesting weekly along the border with Israel since March. Hamas, the militant Islamist group which dominates Gaza, accused Israel of targeting civilians.
The protests, orchestrated by the territory's militant Hamas rulers, are held in support of the declared right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes in what is now Israel. The incident followed another escalation over the weekend.
More than 200 Palestinians - mostly in the demonstrations - have been killed by Israeli troops since the protests began, according to the United Nations and Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza. On Friday night militants in Gaza fired at least 30 rockets towards Israel. The Israeli military responded with air strikes on what it said were more than 80 military targets in the strip.
One Israeli soldier has been shot dead by a Palestinian sniper. The militant group Islamic Jihad said it launched the rockets after Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians during protests on Friday along the Gaza-Israel border.
Israel says its forces have only opened fire in self-defence or against would-be attackers trying to infiltrate Israel under the cover of the protests. The Israeli military accused Iran and Syria of giving Islamic Jihad "orders and incentives", and warned that its response was "not limited geographically".
More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the end of March - most during weekly protests along the border at which thousands have expressed their support for the declared right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes in what is now Israel.
One Israeli soldier has been killed on the Gaza-Israel border by a Palestinian sniper during the same period.
Protesters have also demanded the lifting of the decade-long blockade of Gaza that Israel and Egypt say they impose for security reasons.
Human rights groups have accused Israeli troops of using excessive force. Israel has said they have only opened fire in self-defence or on people trying to infiltrate its territory under the cover of the protests.
Palestinians have also launched kites and balloons carrying containers of burning fuel and explosive devices over the border, sparking fires in Israel that have reportedly burned more than 2,800 hectares (6,900 acres) of forest and farmland.