Palestinian attempting to damage Gaza fence shot by IDF soldiers

 

After warnings went unheeded by group who entered closed security zone and continued in attempt to sabotage Israel’s border security fence, IDF soldiers opened fire.

Palestinians report one man killed, & another wounded in the incident.

 

 

IDF soldiers fired on Palestinian suspects who approached a closed security zone on the border between northern Gaza and Israel on Thursday, and attempted to damage the fence.

401st Brigade guarding the Israel-Gaza border- Photo courtesy IDF Spokesperson's Unit

401st Brigade guarding the Israel-Gaza border – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Palestinian sources said that one man was killed and another wounded in the incident.

An army spokeswoman said a group of suspects entered the zone and began sabotaging the security fence, and that soldiers dispatched to the area attempted to persuade them to leave.

When that failed, soldiers opened fire, striking one or possibly two suspects. The Palestinian men then evacuated the area on their own.

According to the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency, Ibrahim Suleiman Mansour, 26, was the man killed by the IDF fire.

The second man, a 21-year-old, suffered moderate wounds to his right foot in the incident, according to Ma’an.

Jpost.com staff contributed to this report.

 

View original Jerusalem Post publication at: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/IDF-soldiers-shoot-and-reportedly-kill-Palestinian-attempting-to-damage-Gaza-fence-341362

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