Three Palestinians, including a teenager, have been killed and dozens of other protesters injured while taking part in the ongoing demonstrations along the lands east of the besieged Gaza Strip near Israel’s fence.

According to Gaza’s health ministry, Mohammed al-Jahjouh, a 16-year-old demonstrator, was killed after being struck in the neck by Israeli army gunfire on Friday.

Abdulaziz Abu Shree’a, 28, succumbed to his wounds after he was shot in the stomach, the ministry added.

Maher Yassin, 40, a person with special needs, also died after being critically wounded by Israeli live fire.

About 40 Palestinian protesters – including four medics and two journalists – sustained injuries, the ministry said.

For the 39th consecutive week, Palestinians converged along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone to take part in ongoing demonstrations against Israel’s decades-long occupation.