Photo: Reuters
Dahaniyah Airport site
Photo: Reuters

Report: IDF troops kill teen in Gaza

Palestinian sources say 15-year old was found shot dead in southern Gaza Strip; IDF says soldiers fired towards legs of Palestinian protestors who refused to leave border fence area, but that it has no knowledge of a death

Palestinian sources reported Tuesday that a 15-year old Palestinian youth was shot to death by IDF soldiers in the southern Gaza Strip.


The report follows a tense four days after exchanges of fire killed two Israeli soldiers in Gaza on Friday.


IDF officials said in response that on Tuesday morning a few dozen Palestinians had held a protest near the border fence in two separate areas, and that in one of the areas the soldiers stationed there asked them to leave but were met with refusal.


The army said the soldiers had fired towards the protestors' legs, but that they knew nothing of a death or injury that had occurred as a result.


Palestinian sources said the youth, who had gone missing in the morning, was found dead near the

border fence between Israel and Gaza near the site of the defunct Dahaniyah Airport. He was taken to the hospital in Rafah, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.


The sources estimate that the youth had neared the border fence and was apparently attempting to enter Israel when he was shot.


פרסום ראשון: 03.30.10, 13:08
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