The Algemeiner reports: A medical source in the Palestinian Health Ministry backed away on Monday from an assertion that an 11-year-old boy killed at a protest on Friday on the Israel-Gaza Strip border had been shot by IDF soldiers.
“The boy died of a head injury,” said the source, who asked not be identified, declining to give specifics and stopping short of attributing the death to Israeli gunfire.
On Friday, Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza, claimed the youth, Shadi Abdel-Al, had been shot dead by Israeli troops. Two other Palestinians were killed during the weekly protest by Israeli live fire, local medics said on Friday.
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