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Report: IDF fire kills Palestinian in Gaza

Army says soldiers fired warning shots at legs of Palestinian attempting to cut border fence. Sources in Strip say 22-year-old man killed in incident, another injured

Elior Levy
Published: 01.11.13, 20:07 / Israel News

A 22-year-old man was killed and another was wounded by Israel Defense Forces fire in the northern Gaza Strip, east of Jabaliya, Palestinian sources reported Friday evening.

 

An IDF official said dozens of Palestinians had gathered illegally near the border fence, in an off-limits area. Soldiers dispatched to the place called on the protestors to turn back, but were ignored. They fired warning shots at the legs of a Palestinian attempting to cut the fence.

 

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Military sources confirmed that the soldiers had hit the Palestinian's legs.

 

Palestinians reported that the man killed in the incident was a resident of Gaza's Sajaiyeh neighborhood. They said another Palestinian who was with him was shot in his leg.

 

Medical sources said the dead man was shot in the chest, and that the two were evacuated to a local hospital in the northern Gaza Strip after the incident.

 

A similar incident last week ended without any casualties. An IDF force opened fired at a group of Palestinians approaching the border fence in the central Gaza Strip in a bid to deter them. The army said the group was trying to sabotage the fence.

 

Yoav Zitun contributed to this report

 

You can contact Elior Levy, Ynet's Palestinian Affairs Correspondent, at: paldesk@gmail.com

 

 

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