Palestinian farmer killed in Gaza Strip

Medical officials say man was hit by IDF shell, but locals say it was a wayward rocket fired by gunmen.

IAF strike in Gaza nice  (photo credit: AP [file])
IAF strike in Gaza nice
(photo credit: AP [file])
Palestinian medical officials said Saturday that a Gaza farmer was killed close to the territory's fence with Israel. While the officials said the man was killed an IDF tank shell, local residents told the Associated Press the farmer was killed after a rocket fired toward Israel by Palestinian gunmen fell short and hit him. Spokespeople for terrorist groups did not immediately comment on the death on Saturday. The IDF said that it was not aware of such an event, and only knew of an incident where an anti-tank missile was fired at troops patrolling near the border fence, who did not respond.