Report: 2 Palestinian teens killed by abandoned IDF shell

In separate incidents, 3 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip shot, injured by IDF fire as they attempt to approach the border fence.

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December 10, 2010 13:33
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Two Palestinian teenagers were killed by abandoned Israeli shell in the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to the Ma'an news agency.

Sixteen-year-old Victor Batniji and Moumin Helles, 16, were pronounced dead at Gaza City's Shifa Hospital, according to Adham Abu Salmiya, a Gaza medical services spokesman.

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An IDF spokesman said the military was aware of the explosion in the Shujaiyya area but said it was "nothing IDF related."

Earlier Friday, three Palestinians were injured by IDF as they approached the Gaza border fence.

Two men in their twenties arrived at the Kamal Udwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya suffering gunshot wounds to the legs, said Abu Salmiya.

A 16-year-old boy arrived at the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, also suffering gunshot wounds to legs, after he was shot while working on his family's farm in the village of Khuza near Khan Younis, said the Gazan medic.

The IDF confirmed the shootings and said the soldiers spotted the suspects approaching the border. After they did not heed to warning shots, the IDF shot at the mens' lower bodies.

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