Palestinian from Gaza shot by IDF dies of wounds

Refusing to heed IDF warnings as he & several other Palestinians approached the security fence, the Gaza teen was shot in attempt to reach Israel’s border.

By JTA

 

A teenager shot by Israeli troops in Gaza died of his wounds, Palestinian medical sources said.

Explosive Devices Planted near the Gaza Security Fence

Explosive Devices Planted near the Gaza Security Fence. – Archive photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The 16-year-old died Friday afternoon from gunshot wounds sustained Thursday after he and several other Palestinians approached the security fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to a report Friday on Israel Radio.

The teenager was identified by the Ma’an news agency as Adnan Abu Khater. He was shot near a section of the border fence near Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the report.

Separately, the Israel Air Force struck four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday in retaliation for the shooting of a rocket Thursday from Gaza to the western Negev region. No one was hurt in the explosion.

The IDF Spokesperson unit said in statement the strikes targeted three rocket launchers in the northern strip and another target in the central strip which the IDF termed part of terrorist infrastructure.

There were no reports of casualties in the air strikes.

View original JTA publication at: http://www.jta.org/2014/01/03/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/palestinian-teenager-shot-by-idf-dies-of-wounds

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