IDF aircraft strikes armed Gaza militant near border with Israel

The army says the man was spotted by IDF lookouts from Gaza Division; the Palestinian appears to have been killed; no special instructions to Israeli communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave

Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri|
An Israeli military aircraft on Tuesday struck an armed militant in the Gaza Strip, who approached the security fence along the border with Israel.
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  • The man appeared to have been killed. He was spotted by an IDF lookout from the Gaza Division as he was approaching the Israeli side of the border, carrying weapons.
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    תיעוד מחבל חמוש בגבול רצועת עזה
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    Footage of the militant approaching the Gaza border
    (Photo: IDF's Spokesperson's Unit)
    According to the IDF, despite the incident there have been no changes in the guidelines issued to the residents of Israeli communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave.
    "The explosion which was heard a few minutes ago is due to the IDF activity on the border,” said the Eshkol Regional Council officials in a statement.
    “The event is under military control, it should not impact the communities.”
    Over the weekend, Palestinians in Gaza have resumed the March of Return demonstrations near the border fence after a three-week hiatus.
    Some 2,200 people protested at several locations along the border, with some demonstrators burning tires, hurling stones and explosives at the security fence.
    In one instance, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a military vehicle. No IDF soldiers were hurt in the incident.
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