Armed terrorist shot by IDF near Gaza border fence

The IDF fired a missile towards the terrorist and identified a hit. It is unclear what condition the terrorist is in. No IDF soldiers were injured in the incident.

Armed Palestinian terrorist approaches the border fence between Gaza and Israel, December 17, 2019 (Credit: IDF Spokespersons' Unit)
An armed Palestinian terrorist was shot near the border fence with the Gaza Strip after being spotted by an IDF lookout, according to the IDF Spokespersons' Unit.
The IDF fired a missile towards the terrorist and identified a hit. It is unclear what condition the terrorist is in. No IDF soldiers were injured in the incident.
Palestinian media reported that the injured Palestinian was taken away from the scene by IDF soldiers. Earlier, Palestinian media reported that IDF soldiers prevented Gazan medical teams from accessing the injured terrorist. The terrorist was identified as Abdallah Abu Nasser, a resident of the southern Gaza Strip, by Palestinian media. It is unclear if he is affiliated to a specific terrorist group.
In November, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett announced that Israel would stop releasing the bodies of terrorists, no matter what terrorist group they belonged to. Exceptions can be made at the defense minister's discretion.
On Friday, approximately 2,200 Palestinians rioted in several locations along the Gaza border fence, according to Maariv. Multiple efforts were made to approach the border fence and a number of Molotov cocktails were thrown throughout the day. No injuries and no damage were reported.
On Sunday, IDF soldiers arrested an unarmed Palestinian next to the Gaza border fence.
Hamas celebrated the 32nd anniversary of its founding last week by holding mass rallies in the Gaza Strip.
In August, three armed Palestinians were killed by IDF troops as they tried to cross into southern Israel from Gaza.
Khaled Abu Toameh, Anna Ahronheim and Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.


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