Gazan claims Israeli border agents stripped him at gunpoint; Israel denies

A Gaza journalist said Israeli border officials forced him to strip naked at gunpoint, a claim that Israel denies. Journalist Mohammed Omer said the incident occurred on June 26 at the Israeli-controlled Allenby Bridge between Jordan and the West Bank. Omer was on his way home after receiving a British journalism prize. He says Israeli agents insulted him, and that he was forced to strip at gunpoint before collapsing amid the stress. Israel said a thorough investigation shows his claims are "without foundation" and that he was not abused. A Palestinian doctor said Omer suffered a nervous breakdown but no injuries and was quickly released. The Dutch government has asked Israel for clarifications. Dutch diplomats later escorted Omer from the West Bank to Gaza, in line with Israeli requirements.