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Haniyeh checks on child injured in Israel's crackdown on Friday protesters
Haniyeh on his visit to al-Shifa Hospital to check on 12-year-old Ahmed Helles, who was seriously injured by tear bomb canister on Friday (ALRAY Photo: Feb. 23, 2014)
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Gaza, ALRAY - Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh Sunday said the Israeli occupation is flouting the international law with the targeting of unarmed civilians.

Haniyeh’s comment came during his visit to Ahmed Helles, a 12-year-old Palestinian who sustained a serious injury in the head in Friday’s border protest of Israel’s buffer zone in east Jabalyia, northern the Gaza Strip. 

He commended the medical crews’ dealing with Helles who was transferred to hospital in a serious health condition, wishing him and all of the injured a speedy recovery.

Sixteen Palestinians were wounded by Israeli army gunfire Friday in two separate incidents near the border fence in the Gaza Strip.

Medical sources reported that Ahmed Helles was hit by a tear gas canister straight in the head, which left him in a serious condition.

Clashes are common on Fridays, with regular protests near the border in support of Gaza farmers who say troops uprooted their trees to create a buffer zone.

Six Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and one Israeli since late December.