IDF gunfire injures 4 in Gaza, Palestinians say

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 28, 2010 15:32

Soldiers reportedly aim fire at people nearing border after they ignore warning shots; 15-year-old injured; earlier, Kassam fired into Israel.

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Gaza Border Fence

Gaza Border 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

IDF troops shot and injured four Palestinians while they were searching for building materials near Gaza's border with Israel, AFP reported on Sunday citing medical sources.

Among those shot near the town of Beit Hanun, was a 15-year-old boy, said a Gaza emergency services spokesman.

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The Israeli soldiers aimed their fire towards a group of people "approaching the border fence" after they ignored warning shots, reported AFP.

"The troops fired towards their lower bodies and identified hitting one of them," a spokesman said.

Earlier Sunday, a Kassam rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

The rocket exploded in an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council, near the Gaza border.

No injuries or damage were reported.

According to an IDF count, Palestinians have launched more than 190 rockets or mortar rounds at Israel from Gaza since the start of this year, AFP reported.


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