IDF soldiers training in southern Israel 311.
(photo credit: Tammy Habteyes)
IDF fire killed one Palestinian and wounded two in the central Gaza
Strip early Saturday morning, local hospital officials said.
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Israeli military spokeswoman said troops on patrol along the Israeli
side of the border fence with the Gaza Strip heard a loud explosion and
responded with fire towards "areas suspected as points where terrorists
According to Palestinian news agency Ma'an, the man was identified as Majed al-Nabhan, 35, from Gaza's Bureij refugee camp. Ma'an reported that he arrived at the Al Aksa hospital in Deir al-Balah with mortal wounds, and died shortly after.
Several hours earlier a mortar shell was fired into Israel, landing in
the Eshkol Regional Council area in southern Israel. No injuries or
damage were reported. On Thursday three mortar shells were fired from
the Gaza Strip landing in the same area. No injuries or damage were
reported in these attacks either.
Violence between Israel and Gaza had slightly abated in recent days.
Over a week ago the Israel Air Force struck targets
terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip in response to a spate of rockets
fired into southern Israel from the coastal territory, the
IDF Spokesman's Office said in a statement.
Yaakov Katz contributed to this report