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Man killed, another injured by Israeli forces in Gaza
Published Thursday 13/02/2014 (updated) 15/02/2014 11:55
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man was shot dead and another injured on Thursday by Israeli forces east of Gaza city.

Spokesman for the Gaza ministry of health Ashraf al-Qidra said that Ibrahim Suleiman Mansour, 26, from an area east of al-Shujaiyeh died from injuries sustained after Israeli forces shot him in the head in nearby al-Montar east of Gaza City.

Al-Qidra added that another man, 21, was moderately injured after being shot in the foot.

Medics told Ma'an earlier that two people were taken to a hospital after the shooting at the border.

A Ma'an reporter said that the two men were collecting pebbles near the border when they were shot.

An Israeli army spokesman, however, told Ma'an that "several Palestinians approached the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip and began tampering with (the) fence."

"The soldiers operated in order to distance the suspects and after exhausting all possible means to do so fired at the main instigator," he added.

Recent weeks have witnessed an increase in tensions on the Gaza Strip, as Israeli forces have repeatedly opened fire on Palestinian protests near the border and launched a number of airstrikes. Palestinian militants have responded with rockets, which have not caused any injuries in Israel.

Israeli forces frequently shoot at farmers and other civilians inside the Gaza Strip if they approach large swathes of land near the border that the Israeli military has deemed off-limits to Palestinians.

The "security buffer zone" extends between 500 meters and 1500 meters into the Strip, effectively turning local farms into no-go zones.

According to UNOCHA, 17 percent of Gaza's total land area and 35 percent of its agricultural land were within the buffer zone as of 2010, directly affecting the lives and livelihoods of more than 100,000 Gazans.
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1 ) Tobias / USA
13/02/2014 16:23
The Border is a dangerous area, for both peoples, because Gaza's militants have made it dangerous for Jews, and
Even if these killed and injured men weren't militants they knew the risks,
and bear the responsibility for either their terrorism or their stupidity !!

2 ) Monica Minge / USA
13/02/2014 16:34
My top tip for all future pebble collectors: take the pebbles from Gaza's coastline, and not from the border fence.

3 ) Sarah / The Netherlands
13/02/2014 17:06
In the "Israeli" press they don't say 1 word about the fence, like they always have 1001 excuses. Just admit you just like to shoot Palestinians. Cowards! My condolences to his loved ones. G-d is with you.

4 ) Colin Wright / U.S.A
13/02/2014 19:16
" Ma'an reporter said that the two men were collecting pebbles near the border when they were shot" Hahaha. And we are supposed to believe this lie ?? It's obvious they were trying to cut through the fence to infiltrate Israel.

5 ) Mona / Denmark
13/02/2014 19:22
''Picking up pebbles'', do they think we are idiots or Ma'an readers. An IDF patrol opened fire on these three who were trying to sabotage the border fence. After they had ignored two warnings shots to back off and shots fired in the air. Only one of the three Palestinians was killed, the other are lucky and can pray for their lives for another day.

6 ) Mark of Lewiston / USA
13/02/2014 19:29
Israeli right wingers refuse to even acknowledge that the death zone causes inconvenience or that there is a siege of the civilian population of Gaza. They refuse the idea of a wall that no bullet could damage or pass through and which would protect Israelis from IEDs. The siege has been in place since the disengagement and the failed and fraudulent Rafah Agreement. Yet their policy has done nothing to protect a single Israeli from rocket fire. FAILED POLICY.

7 ) Rondo Mondo / Canada
13/02/2014 20:14
It's simple. Palestinians stay away from the fence and the no go zone. Israel considers, with great justification, that Gaza is a hostile entity. It is ruled by a terrorist government which permits other terrorist organizations to operate in Gaza. There is a long history of terrorists attacking Israel and Israelis from Gaza going back to 1948. Hamas and Islamic Jihad keep on making bellicose statements of attacking Israel and continue training young children to become martyrs of the conflict

8 ) Colin Wright / USA
13/02/2014 20:59
'An Israeli army spokesman, however, told Ma'an that "several Palestinians approached the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip and began tampering with (the) fence." "The soldiers operated in order to distance the suspects and after exhausting all possible means to do so fired at the main instigator," he added...' Israeli credibility has sunk to the point where there's no reason to even consider the possibility that the IDF might not be lying.

9 ) Alisoda / Poland
13/02/2014 21:00
Another bloke on a martyrdom mission, causing night mares and traumas for Israeli soldiers, who could be and should be studying, for man-kinds betterment and future.

10 ) Carson / Canada
15/02/2014 03:29
@Colin #8: " Israeli credibility has sunk to the point where there's no reason to even consider the possibility that the IDF might not be lying." But Palestinians, who claim that this man was merely collecting pebbles when he was shot have credibility? Hahaha ! How sad that you believe this pallywood drivel

11 ) Jordan / USA
15/02/2014 14:14
It's clear from the comments here that Israel and its supporters have lost all moral bearing. There is no almost atrocity they won't hesitate to commit and none that their supporters will acknowledge. A racist apartheid state can no longer be defended.
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