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IDF soldiers wound Palestinian trying to plant bomb along Gaza-Israel fence
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
20/12/2013
Incidents reported throughout the weekend involving Palestinians approaching border to carry out suspicious activity.
 


IDF soldiers opened fire on Palestinians near the fence four times on Friday and Saturday.

According to Palestinian officials, one man was killed and three were wounded in border incidents on Friday.

On Saturday, soldiers shot at the legs of a Gazan attempting to plant a bomb on the border with Israel, wounding him.

The man arrived at the border fence security zone together with others and began trying to place the explosive in the ground, according to army sources.

The incident on the border of the southern Gaza Strip came after the IDF identified suspicious movement by Palestinians in the same area several times.

On Friday, Palestinians approached the fence on several occasions, leading the IDF to dispatch patrols.

During one incident, Palestinians rioted near the fence in northern Gaza, the army said.

Soldiers noticed the Palestinians approaching and vandalizing the fence, prompting security forces to fire warning shots into the air. When the Palestinians failed to leave and began to damage the fence, the troops opened fire, wounding two Palestinians near Jabaliya.

Palestinian medics told the Ma’an news agency on Friday that one of the wounded Palestinians has been identified as 23-year-old Muhammad Ayoub, who was being treated for his injuries at Kamal Odwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Last Sunday, a group of Palestinians approached the Gaza security fence and began carrying out suspicious activity on the ground, an IDF source said.

The army dispatched a unit to the area, which borders the northern Strip, and soldiers asked the Gazans to vacate the security zone. They refused, and soldiers opened fire, lightly wounding one of the men, the source added.

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

Jerusalem Post Staff and Reuters contributed to this report.
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