Israeli army troops opened fire at and killed a Palestinian 18-year old near the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medial and security sources said on Monday morning.

Israeli radio reported a military source saying that the soldiers opened fire at the youth near the Israeli border.

Dr. Muawiya Hasanein, director of the emergency room in Gaza Strip that the body was found east of Al-Qarara town, near Bureij refugee camp.  The body received several bullets and shrapnel which made it difficult to identify.  Medical sources eventually identified the teen as Samir Abu Ariban, 18.