Israeli soldiers kill two 16-year-old Palestinians, one after anti-Trump protest

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Israeli soldiers shot Amir Abu Musaed in the chest after the protest in Gaza and killed a second 16-year-old during clashes in the West Bank

Relatives mourn next to the body Amir Abu Musaid at the al-Aqsa hospital in central Gaza on Thursday (AFP)
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Two Palestinian teenagers were killed and three others seriously wounded on Thursday in clashes with the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Amir Abu Musaed, 16, was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli military along the Gaza border, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

Abu Musaed was reportedly shot in the chest near the border fence, east of Al-Bureij camp in central Gaza, following protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israeli soldiers also killed Ali Qino, a 16-year-old from Iraq Bureen, a small village south of Nablus city in the illegally occupied West Bank.

Kaddus was shot in the head near a makeshift Israeli checkpoint at the entrance of the village to the southwest of Nablus, according to local media. 

According to Qino' brother-in-law, Alaa Qador, Ali was shot and killed as he stood among a group of Palestinian youth near the entrance to his village which had been blockaded by Israeli forces with cement blocks.

"There were no clashes, nor protests. Ali was just standing with some guys when Israeli soldiers drove by in a jeep and shot him in the head," Qador told MEE.

The checkpoint was one of several that the Israeli army set up this week after a 35-year-old Israeli was shot dead on Tuesday near the illegal Israeli settlement Havat Gilad.

Israeli soldiers had reportedly blocked these checkpoints using cement blocks, virtually stopping anyone from entering or leaving the village. 

The Israeli army spokesperson told Haaretz that "it is looking into the reports" about the shooting of the two teenagers.