Gaza Border 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
An IDF force fired upon a Palestinian approaching the border fence in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday evening.
IDF Spokesman's Unit said that the soldiers first fired warning shots
into the air, and only shot at the man's body after he continued
approaching the fence.
Palestinian medics said the soldiers killed the man, and the soldiers confirmed that they had hit the suspect.
medics said he was an unarmed, mentally unfit man and that they
had to wait a couple of hours for permission to pick him up, early on
Monday. They suspected he died of injuries for which he might have been
The IDF could not confirm that information or say whether or not the victim was armed, saying more details about the case may become clearer later on Monday.
The shooting took place during a period of increased tensions
at the Israel-Gaza frontier, with terrorists often firing rockets into southern Israel and the IAF launching aerial raids targeting terror targets.