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Israel says Gaza gunman was Doctors Without Borders nurse
Israel said on Thursday that a Palestinian gunman killed by its forces on the Gaza Strip border this week was a nurse working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) and that it was seeking an explanation from the international aid group.

 

Israel's liaison office for Gaza, Cogat, named the Palestinian as Hani Majdalawi and said he was shot dead on Monday after shooting and throwing a grenade at soldiers.

 

"We have reached out to Doctors without Borders for clarification regarding the matter," a Cogat spokesman said.

 

The organisation did not immediately reply to phone and email queries by Reuters. Its website says that the group runs three burns and trauma centres in Gaza, whose Islamist Hamas rulers have fought three wars against Israel in the last decade.

 

Gaza authorities did not confirm Majdalawi's death, saying that would require having his body, which they believed was being held by Israel. The Israeli military said they could not immediately confirm this.

 

No armed Palestinian factions claimed Majdalawi as a member.

 


פרסום ראשון: 08.23.18, 21:17