The United Nations envoy to the Middle East peace process sent an unusually passionate message to Israel on Friday after a 15-year-old boy was killed by Israeli fire during clashes along the Gaza border.
"It is OUTRAGEOUS to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in Gaza today help peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing," UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov wrote on Twitter. "Children must be protected from violence, not exposed to it, not killed! This tragic incident must be investigated," he added.
Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on Friday, bringing the total over four weeks of protests to 38 while at least 150 wounded by live fire.