Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the Gaza Strip in the latest round of aggression against the residents of the besieged enclave, Palestinian medical sources say.
The teenager, who was said to be 17 years old, was killed late on Tuesday by Israeli gunfire when he came near the border with Israel east of the refugee camp of Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip, AFP reported.
This comes as Israeli warplanes launched several airstrikes on different parts of the coastal sliver earlier on the day, killing at least one person and injuring seven others.
The Israeli forces fire systematically on Palestinians who approach the border fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel.
Israeli army has repeatedly launched ground and air attacks on Gaza since the end of the Operation Cast Lead against the strip at the turn of 2009, which claimed the lives of over 1,400 Palestinians, most of them civilians.
Tel Aviv has also imposed an all-out siege on the Gaza Strip since June 2007.
The blockade has exerted a disastrous impact on the life of some 1.5 million residents of the impoverished strip, causing unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.
Gazans are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.