Photo: EPA
IDF troops on the Gaza border
Photo: EPA

Palestinian man said killed by IDF fire along Gaza border

Man was one of three who army says was 'tampering' with border fence, causing troops to open fire after 'exhausting all other means.'

A Palestinian man has died of wounds sustained when he was shot by IDF troops who opened fire from along the Gaza Strip border on Thursday, the Israeli media quoted Palestinian sources as saying.



The man was identified as 30-year-old Ibrahim Mansour, who sustained serious wounds from the gunfire and later died of his wounds. Another man aged 22 was also reported to have been moderately wounded from the gunfire.


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Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says the man was shot in the head Thursday as he was collecting scrap metal near the Israeli border. He added that the second man was shot in the back and wounded.


The IDF said that three Palestinians had approached the Gaza fence in the northern Strip, and were acting suspiciously. The army said it opened fire after several Palestinians approached the border fence in northern Gaza and began "tampering" with the structure, after "exhausting all other means" to remove the men, it fired at the "main instigator."


The IDF reported that they had hit only two of the three men and that the three then returned to Palestinian territory.


The Associated Press contributed to this report 




פרסום ראשון: 02.13.14, 16:34
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