Report: Palestinian teen killed by IDF fire near Gaza border

September 8, 2007 13:30

A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed by IDF fire near the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, a Palestinian health official said. Ramez Helles, 16, was shot and killed near the Karni cargo crossing between Gaza and Israel, said Dr. Moueyia Hassanein, head of emergency medical services. The IDF said soldiers spotted several Palestinians approaching the border in a suspicious manner and fired warning shots in the air, prompting the Palestinians to leave the area. The army said it had no information of casualties.

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