IDF soldiers fire at Palestinian placing bomb on Gaza-Israel border

Man was hit by gunfire, though his condition remains unknown; comes after 4 incidents of IDF opening fire on border over weekend.

December 23, 2013 19:44
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)


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IDF soldiers fired at the legs of a Palestinian man attempting to plant an explosive on the Gaza-Israel border on Monday evening.

The incident occurred on the border with northern Gaza. The man was hit by gunfire, though his condition remains unknown, security sources said.

“The bomb was intended to harm soldiers along the border,” one source added.

It was the fifth time soldiers fired on suspects in the border region since Friday.

Over the weekend, the IDF opened fire on four separate occasions at Palestinians who entered the forbidden security zones near the fence and refused to vacate the area. In at least one case soldiers identified a suspect planting a bomb at the border.

Shortly after midnight, on Sunday, Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket into southern Israel, triggering an air raid siren and sending residents fleeing for cover.

Security forces located the rocket’s remains after sunrise inside an Israeli village, where it fell between homes, failing to cause injuries or damages.

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