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4-year-old Israeli child killed by mortar fire in Nahal Oz
Israeli forces shoot, injure man on Gaza border
Published Thursday 25/07/2013 (updated) 28/07/2013 12:38
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian on Thursday near the border in the northern Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry said.

The victim was shot in his foot by Israeli soldiers in a watchtower near Beit Hanoun, said ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra.

The Israeli military said a number of Palestinians had damaged the fence between Israel and Gaza.

Soldiers requested them to retreat and the group continued to damage the fence, so soldiers fired warning shots in the air, an Israeli military spokesman told Ma'an.

After the Palestinians refused to comply, the soldiers fired at their legs "to prevent the incident from escalating."

In a separate statement, Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner said the fence was "crucial to the safety of nearby Israeli communities."

"Infiltrators are often apprehended along the fence by security forces preventing potential threats. The IDF maintains the right to act in self defense and prevent future infiltrations to the area surrounding the Gaza Strip," Lerner said.
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1 ) Around / World
25/07/2013 17:29
How many times they were told: do not go close to that fence.

2 ) lol #1 / haha
26/07/2013 00:40
it is their land, they must live on it...isr made a large portion of the land inaccessible for ppl living there despite it is their land...isr can't do that- with that "logic" rockets have the same purpose: don't get close to gaza...gratz again to like of you....

3 ) gabi / australia
26/07/2013 02:50
what was he doing - picking melons? # 1 - why should Israel tell the Gazans not to go near their side of the fence? I thought they "gave back" Gaza. And just look at those brave Israeli fores, aiming their guns at unarmed Gazans. What would happen if the Gazans did the same thing? All hell would break loose. They'd be called "terrorists". Unlike the IDF, of course.
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