Gaza border on 'Nakba Day'
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Gaza: Palestinian man killed by IDF

Palestinian sources say man shot by soldiers east of Gaza City. IDF: Suspect entered restricted zone near border fence

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Saturday reported that a man was shot to death by the IDF near the border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City.


According to the report, the Red Cross coordinated with Israel the arrival of a medical team on the scene.

An IDF spokesman said the troops opened fire at a suspect who entered a restricted zone near the border fence.


On Friday, following calls to renew the processions toward Israel's borders, a few dozen Palestinians approached the border fence east of Khan Younis and torched tires.


The IDF stated that the soldiers aimed at the lower part of the body of one of the "main instigators" and hit him. Sources in the Strip reported that the Palestinian man participated in rallies calling for a third intifada.


After the shooting, the protesters drew back from the fence and continued their demonstration.


Last weekend, thousands held protest against Israel to mark the "Nakba Day." Last Saturday, 78-year-old Ahmad Matar was shot to death by IDF soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip after he approached the border fence.


Hanan Greenberg contributed to this report



פרסום ראשון: 05.21.11, 15:11
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