Palestinians reportedly shot near Gaza border
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Palestinians reportedly shot near Gaza border

Three said to be injured after demonstrators mass near Israeli frontier for third consecutive day

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Gaza residents approaching the Israeli border fence, in November 2012. (photo credit: image capture from Channel 2)
Gaza residents approaching the Israeli border fence, in November 2012. (photo credit: image capture from Channel 2)

Three Palestinians were injured by IDF fire near the Israel-Gaza border fence east of Khan Yunis on Sunday, Palestinian sources reported.

The Israeli army launched an investigation into the incident, in which, the IDF spokesperson said, a group of protesters approached the border fence and IDF soldiers used nonlethal crowd-dispersal weapons to drive them off.

Sunday’s incident was the latest in a succession of attempts by Gaza residents to breach the border fence. On Friday, 300 protesters clashed with IDF soldiers after they attempted to cut the fence and threw stones at the troops. Palestinian sources reported one killed and six injured in the skirmish.

Hamas deployed unarmed policemen to the border zone on Saturday to prevent Palestinians from approaching the fence.

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