Gaza girl killed in border clash
Gaza is struggling to recover from the recent conflict with Israel
A 17-year-old Palestinian girl has been killed in Gaza by Israeli fire.
Reports say that two others were injured in the exchange in central Gaza near the Israeli border.
The Gaza-Israel border has been quiet, except for sporadic violence, since Israel launched a devastating three-week campaign in Gaza in late December.
Six months after the offensive, Gaza remains under blockade, a state of affairs Israel says will continue while its soldier Gilad Shalit remains in Hamas captivity.
Reports named the 17-year-old girl as Hyam Ayash, a resident of the Deir al-Balah refugee camp.
West Bank violence
Separately in the West Bank, a Palestinian woman carrying a toy gun was shot and wounded by Israel soldiers as she approached a checkpoint, the Israeli military says.
Reports suggest the woman was 18 years old.