Israeli soldiers shot and martyred two Palestinian teenagers during protests at the Gaza border on Friday, according to Palestinian health officials.
The teenagers martyred on Friday were named as 14-year-old Hassan Shalabi and 18-year-old Hamza Ishtiwi. Officials said the youngest was the son of a niece of Hamas’ chief Ismail Haniyeh.
The health ministry said 17 other protesters were wounded.
Palestinians have been staging weekly protests at the border of Gaza. They are demanding an end to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the enclave.
A UN report released in January estimated that 295 Palestinians have been killed and 6,000 wounded by Israeli troops since the border protests began.