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Israeli soldiers shoot 23 Palestinian children in 2010, report says

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 06 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d49
  1. Tamara Traubmann
  1. 1Jerusalem

In the past year 23 boys were shot near the Israel-Gaza Strip border fence, according to a report published by the Palestine section of the human rights organisation, Defense for Children International on 29 December 2010.

The report lists 23 shooting incidents of 13-17 year olds between 26 March and 23 December 2010. Most of the boys were shot while collecting construction material to help their families.

Driven by poverty and unemployment rates of over 50%, hundreds of Gaza Strip residents, including numerous young people, go to the …

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