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Two Palestinians killed by Israel
Palestinians pick through rubble of bombed house in Khan Younis
Israel has been hitting Gaza with daily raids since June
The Israeli army has killed two Palestinians in separate incidents in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medics said a 14-year-old boy was killed in northern Gaza. Israel said it killed a Palestinian retrieving a rocket launcher.

In the second incident, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian they said was trying to stab them at a checkpoint close to the West Bank city of Nablus.

But Palestinian witnesses said the 20-year-old victim was unarmed.

Israel launched an offensive against militants in Gaza after Palestinian gunmen seized a soldier in a cross-border raid from the strip on June 25.

Around 225 Palestinians, half of them civilians, have been killed in the offensive in the impoverished strip.

Israel has also been carrying out military strikes to try to stop gunmen firing homemade rockets at Israeli towns and villages near the border with Gaza.




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