2nd incident in 24 hrs: IDF fires, lightly injures Palestinian on Gaza border

 

After group of Gazans refuse calls by the IDF to vacate the area, and they continued to carry out suspicious activity by border security fence, IDF opened fire.

 

 

A group of Palestinians approached the Israel-Gaza security fence on Sunday morning and began carrying out suspicious activity on the ground near the barrier, an IDF source said.

IDF Soldiers on southern border – Photo: Israel Spokesperson’s Unit

The army dispatched a unit to the area, which borders northern Gaza, and soldiers asked the suspects to vacate the area. The suspects refused, and soldiers opened fire, lightly injuring one of the men, the source added.

It was the second incident involving shots fired at suspects on the Gaza border in 24 hours.

On Saturday evening, a Palestinian was fatally shot on the south Gaza-Israel border, after entering a forbidden security zone.

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Soldiers spotted the man acting suspiciously near the fence, and asked him to leave the area. When he refused, soldiers fired warning shots in the air, a security source said. The suspect refused to leave, and was then struck by gunfire, dying of his wounds soon afterwards.

The incidents came a week after the IDF reportedly shot and killed Wajih Ramahi, 15, from the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah.

Palestinians say the boy was killed last Saturday by an IDF sniper sitting in a watchtower near the Bet El settlement.

The IDF opened an investigation into the incident.

 

View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/IDF-fire-lightly-injures-Palestinian-on-Gaza-border-in-2nd-incident-in-24-hours-335051

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