IDF injures Palestinian on border fence in northern Gaza

Incident occurs in effort to disperse Palestinian disturbance in fence security zone, army says.

January 31, 2014 17:38
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IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza

IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

The IDF injured a Palestinian on the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday following a disturbance in the area, an IDF spokesperson confirmed.

According to the spokesperson, around 100 Palestinians gathered in a security zone along the fence when IDF forces called for them to disperse and fired warning shots in the air. After these dispersion efforts failed the IDF fired and struck  an individual who they identified as a central instigator of the disturbance, the IDF said.

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Palestinian media reported that the 27-year-old man was in moderate condition and in hospital after sustaining a bullet wound to his foot.

Last Friday a similar incident occurred in the security zone on the Gaza border. In that incident, Palestinian sources claimed one man was killed by IDF fire while the IDF confirmed that it had wounded two men in an effort to disperse a disturbance. 

Earlier today, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes at three suspected terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, including a terror activity site and a weapons manufacturing facility in northern Gaza and a weapons storage facility in the southern part of the coastal territory, the IDF spokesman said.  

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