A Palestinian security source reported that a 16-year old Palestinian was shot and killed in the early morning hours on Sunday by Israeli military fire in the Juhr Al Deek area, in the central Gaza Strip.

According to Israeli military sources, soldiers identified one Palestinian crawling toward the security fence separating Gaza from Israel in an area close to Al Boreij refugee camp.

The youth was identified as Hamad Hamdan, 16, from Dir Al Balah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Palestinian Interior Ministry officials reported that Hamdan might have been trying to cross the borders into Israel to find work.

The Gaza Strip is suffering a serious crises and lack of basic materials as a result of the Israeli procedures that completely isolated it.

In a separate incident, soldiers shelled Juhr Al Deek, and Beit Lahia area in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Army claims that the shells areas are used as launching pads for Qassam homemade shells.