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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians protesting in Gaza

Health officials in Gaza say that two Palestinians have been killed during protests in the Gaza Strip
Palestinian men carry an injured protester at the frontier fence with Israel east of Gaza City (AFP)

Israeli forces killed two Palestinians during Friday protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the local health officials.

Gaza's health ministry identified the killed as Nidal Abdel Karim Shatat, 29, and Jihad Munir Harara, 24.

Shatat was shot in the chest by Israeli troops in Bureij refugee camp, the ministry said, while Harara was killed east of Gaza City.

At least 55 Palestinians were also wounded by Israeli forces, including an unspecified number of paramedics, the ministry said.

The killings come as the UN Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's use of live ammunition against Palestinian protesters in Gaza as "unlawful".