Huge crowds in Gaza for funeral of teenager shot by Israeli forces

Thousands of Palestinians poured into the streets of Gaza on Sunday for the funeral of 17-year-old Tamer Abu al-Khair who was killed at the eastern border by Israeli forces on Friday.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of Hamas leaders, including Ismail Haniyeh.

Gaza's Health Ministry said Israeli forces shot and killed four Palestinian protesters on Friday, including Al-Khair.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians are marking a year of weekly demonstrations on the border, calling for an end to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade, which was imposed when Hamas took over Gaza by force in 2007.

The Israeli military said in a statement on Saturday: "The rioters are hurling rocks and setting tyres on fire.

"In addition, a number of grenades and explosive devices have been hurled at the Gaza Strip security fence.